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Quad-bike collision with tractor kills young mother and daughter

A farmer and her daughter have been killed following a two-vehicle collision in Northern Ireland.

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Quad-bike collision with tractor kills young mother and daughter

Clare Smyth and her daughter, from Ballycastle, Co Antrim, were killed in the road collision involving a quad-bike and tractor on Tuesday May 12.

 

Police, paramedics and air ambulance attended the scene but Ms Smyth and her child were pronounced dead shortly after, with a second child airlifted to hospital in Belfast.


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It is believed the collision happened at the entrance to the family farm as Ms Smyth exited the lane, situated on the brow of a hill, with her children before the collision with the tractor.

 

Local Councillor Cara McShane said the accident had sent a ’ripple of sadness’ through the local community and her thoughts and prayers were with everyone impacted by the tragic incident.

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