Northern Ireland

Boy, 14, died instantaneously in quad accident

A 14-year-old boy died instantaneously when a quad bike crashed last year, an inquest in Londonderry has heard.

Patrick McErlean of Craigmore Road, Maghera, died when the quad hit a concrete pillar near the town on 19 November.

The first person to arrive on the scene noticed two boys without helmets on a quad.

The deputy coroner Brian Sherrard said the case showed the importance of wearing a helmet.