Name released in North Canterbury motocross fatality
Name released in North Canterbury motocross
Police have released the name of the motorcyclist
who died at a motocross event in North Canterbury this
He was Trent Haywood, aged 14, from
He died after crashing during the Michael
Godfrey Memorial Motocross event, at Omihi near Waipara in
Initial Police inquiries indicate that
Trent was competing in a race shortly before 11am when he
appeared to lose control of his motorcycle, for reasons as
yet not identified. He crashed down a steep incline,
suffering serious head injuries.
He was treated by
ambulance staff attending the event, but died at the
Trent’s father and friends were at the
Sergeant Rob Irvine, of Kaiapoi police, says the
death is believed to be the first fatality in the event’s
35 year history.
Weather conditions were fine and the
track was largely dry.
A Police serious crash
investigation is under way, and health and safety
investigators have also been at the scene today.
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