DADE CITY, Fla. – The Dade City Police Department is investigating a tragic incident at the Dade City Motocross located at 36722 County Road 52.
According to police, on Sunday morning around 10 am, several individuals were at the motocross track practicing on dirt bikes.
Police say an eleven-year-old boy riding an 85cc dirt bike, crashed after completing a jump on the track. He received unknown injuries but was able to start picking up his dirt bike to continue on or move off the track.
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As the eleven-year-old picked up his bike, another individual jumped the same hill, striking the boy on the upper body as he came back onto the track.
Medics who were on the scene as required by the Dade City Motocross quickly arrived and began an assessment of his injuries.
The medic on scene requested that the Pasco County Fire Rescue be called due to the child’s injuries to his shoulder area.
Pasco County Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and requested that the child be transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital due to the child’s injuries.
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The Dade City Police Department was contacted by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office at 1:58 pm to notify the department that the child had passed away from his injuries received in the motocross incident.
This is an ongoing investigation, and an update will be sent out once we have more information to share.
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