Child dies in ATV accident

The B.C. coroner's office is investigating the death of a young boy in a Shuswap ATV accident.

On Sept. 12, Chase RCMP responded to a request to assist BC Ambulance at an all-terrain vehicle accident on Meadow Creek Road in Celista.

Two friends, nine and 10 years old, were riding a quad on private property when the machine flipped, trapping both boys under the machine.

The boys were then rescued by the older brother of the driver, who brought the boys to the farm yard of the rural property.

The passenger suffered only bruising, however, the boy who was driving was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and subsequently moved to B.C. Children’s Hospital, where he died the following day.  

The Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the victim as Liam Parker Smith, aged nine, from Celista, and is investigating the death.


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