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Woman fighting for life after quad bike crash


A woman is in a critical condition following a serious ATV crash on a rural property at Elderslie on Sunday afternoon.

Police say the 43-year-old from Elderslie was operating the quad bike on private property when it rolled over causing the female to be ejected.

She sustained serious injuries and was transported via helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Police say at the time of the crash the woman was not wearing a helmet.

Investigations are being conducted to determine the cause of the crash.

Tasmania Police would like to remind people of the serious risks when operating ATV’s. Riders are urged to adopt a safe riding practice including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, undertaking appropriate training prior to using ATV’s, and ensuring they are maintained in working order.