Ayrshire crash: Police name girl, 9, who died after being hit by tractor whilst cycling

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Police have named the nine-year-old girl who died after being hit by tractor whilst out cycling.

A nine-year-old girl has died after being knocked down whilst riding her bicycle. The child, officially named as Naomi Sarah Ferrans, from New Cumnock, was on her bike when she was struck by a tractor towing a trailer on Monday (September 18) at around 12.35pm on Castle Place.

Police Scotland said emergency services attended but the child was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed as investigation work took place, and it reopened at 8pm the same day. 

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Inspector Craig Beaver of Ayrshires Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Naomi at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected. Our enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and who hasn’t already spoken to officers to get in touch."

Naomi Sarah Ferrans, nine, died after being knocked down whilst riding her bicycle. (Police Scotland)Naomi Sarah Ferrans, nine, died after being knocked down whilst riding her bicycle. (Police Scotland)
Naomi Sarah Ferrans, nine, died after being knocked down whilst riding her bicycle. (Police Scotland) | Police Scotland

Inspector Beaver added: “I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time and who may have dash-cam footage which could assist to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1311 of 18 September, 2023.