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Teen dies, woman injured when trail bike crashes in Upper Hunter


In tragic circumstances over the weekend, a youth died and a woman is in hospital following a trail bike accident in the Upper Hunter.

About 5pm on Saturday 9 December, officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to the intersection of Maitland and Thompson streets, Muswellbrook.

Police were told the 17-year-old rider and his 22-year-old pillion passenger were thrown from a Yamaha YZ250 trail bike when he lost control, striking a median-strip guard rail.

They were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The rider was taken to Muswellbrook District Hospital for treatment.

Sadly, the teenager died a short time later.

The female passenger was also taken to Muswellbrook District Hospital for multiple injuries.

She was then airlifted to John Hunter Hospital for surgery.

At this point in time, she’s in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of a grey Isuzu D-Max, which had been entering the intersection on a green signal, stopped to render assistance.

He tested negative at the scene before being taken to Muswellbrook District Hospital for mandatory testing.

There was no contact between the bike and the truck.

Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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