Quad bike crash girl named

A SEVEN-year-old girl has died following a quad-bike accident in west Essex.The girl, who has not been named, was riding the Shark quad-bike in Fingrith Hall Lane, Blackmore, when it was involved in a head-on collision with a red Range Rover, shortly before 7pm on Boxing Day.

A SEVEN-year-old girl who died following a quad-bike accident in west Essex has been named by police.

Elizabeth Cooke, of Spriggs Lane, Blackmore, was riding a Shark quad-bike in Fingrith Hall Lane, Blackmore, when it was involved in a collision with a red Range Rover, shortly before 7pm on Boxing Day.

She was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford but died soon after arrival.

The driver of the Range Rover, a 28-year-old woman from the Brentwood area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drugs or alcohol.

She has been released on police bail until New Years Eve.

A police spokesman said Elizabeth had been riding a quad bike alongside her older brother who was on another quad bike.

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The siblings had been given the bikes as Christmas presents and were following their father who was driving a Range Rover, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman added that it is illegal for children under the age of 16 to ride a quad bike on the road.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Chigwell road policing unit on 01279 621804.

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