An Australian woman seriously injured in a quad bike accident this month has died.
Chelsea Callaghan, a 38-year-old tourist from Melbourne, was on a Riverland Adventures quad bike tour when she crashed and suffered severe head injuries on Klondyke Rd, Onewhero, on October 11.
She had been in a critical condition in Auckland City Hospital but her life support was switched off on Friday. She died the following day.
A Counties Manukau serious crash unit spokesman said Callaghan's ashes had since been transported to her family in Australia.
Callaghan had been in New Zealand only a few days.
Police and the Department of Labour are investigating the crash.
The death is expected to be referred to the coroner.
After the accident, Riverlandead Adventures owner Percy Kukutai said the company had been in contact with Callaghan's family.
"We regret that there has been an accident and our thoughts and prayers are with our dear lady," he said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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