Riders of all ages are at risk of death. The age range of those who have died
broadly reflects the age distribution of farmers.
The majority of those who have died were quad bike operators, however
and bystanders are also at risk.
The majority of fatal quad bike incidents involve males, but females are also at risk.
Quad bike related deaths are associated with a wide range of work activities in
agriculture and horticulture.
A significant number of on farm deaths are associated with recreational activities
There is a propensity for quad bikes to roll over and cause serious injury or death to
Incorrect loading of the quad bike has been associated with rollover deaths.
Terrain, slope and surface appear to play key roles in quad bike related deaths.
The head and chest are the most common body parts injured. Most of these
injuries are caused by crushing between the quad bike and the ground or other
surface, while others occur when operators are flung onto hard surfaces in a crash.
Most injuries and deaths involve the head and cervical spine, crush injuries