Quad-bike flips, trapping and killing driver

A MAN has died after losing control of his quad-bike and becoming trapped underneath it while driving home on the NSW Central Coast.

Emergency services were called to Soldiers Point Drive, Norah Head, around 12.20am on Sunday after a passing motorist found the man on the roadway.

Local residents were able to get the bike off the man’s body and a short time later police arrived.


Officers performed CPR on the man before handing over to ambulance paramedics, who continued to work on the man but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial inquiries indicate the man, aged in his late 60s, left a nearby sports club around 11.30pm on Saturday, before riding the unregistered quad-bike towards his home in Norah Head.

While navigating a turn from Soldiers Point Drive into Budgeree Street, it appears the quad-bike overturned, trapping the man underneath it.

A report regarding the incident will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.