Child Dies in Dirt Bike Accident


BECKLEY– One child is dead and another is in critical condition after an accident involving a dirt bike and a vehicle.
According to the Beckley Police Department, two children ages 10 and 8 were riding a dirt bike Sunday afternoon on Plumley Avenue. A passenger car came through an intersection as the dirt bike entered the intersection as well, failing to stop for the stop sign. The two vehicles then collided. Neither of the children were wearing a helmet and were not legally permitted to operate a motorcycle on the public highway. They were both taken to the hospital where one passed away and another remains in critical condition. No charges or violations are expected to be filed for the unnamed 21 year old female driver of the car.

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