Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | April 29, 2011

10yr old killed

So sad. My daughter is 10. I know so many kids who frequently ride on the back of utes or on trailers.

Goodness knows I did it hundreds of times when I was a kid.

But this is just so preventable. She probably just wasn’t hanging on. Or there was a bit of a bump and everyone else was laughing.

My thoughts are with the family of this girl and with the person driving the ute. See this story from the stuff website.

A 10-year-old girl has been killed after falling off the back of a Toyota ute in North Canterbury.

The girl fell from a farmer’s ute on Lyndon Rd near Waiau, about 120kms north of Christchurch early this afternoon.

Canterbury Road Policing Manager Inspector Al Stewart said the farmer had been moving stock, and there were a number of children on the back of his ute.

As he came back onto the road, the 10-year-old girl fell from the vehicle and died.

The fatality brings the number of roads deaths in Canterbury this year to eight, double the total this time last year.

Stewart said the accident was totally preventable.



  1. It’s tragic and who on a farm could say it couldn’t have happened to us?

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