11-year-old girl killed in dirt bike accident in southern Erie County


An 11-year-old has died following a dirt bike accident in southern Erie County.

Officials say the accident happened Saturday evening off New Oregon Rd. near the Eden-North Collins border.

At the time, the girl was wearing a helmet and safety boots, and riding an age and weight-appropriate bike. She was later identified as Sidney Sidote.

When the accident occurred, officials say Sidote was trying to cross the road, but ran into the side of a passing vehicle.

She died at Oishei Children’s Hospital after first being taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

The driver and passengers involved in the crash were not injured. The crash is under investigation.

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