A 19-year-old British tourist was killed and his passenger injured in a horrific quad bike accident while on holiday in Greece

A British teenager has died on holiday after being crushed by his overturned quad bike while “driving slowly”.

It is believed that the bike went off the road in Zakynthos early Friday morning, fatally injuring the 19-year-old.

The accident happened this morning


The accident happened this morning
The island of Zakynthos is popular with young travelers


The island of Zakynthos is popular with young travelersPhoto credit: Getty

Another 19-year-old British national was in the vehicle but suffered only minor injuries.

According to authorities, both occupants of the vehicle were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

Local police are currently investigating and the deceased teenager is undergoing a toxicology study.

The tragic accident happened just a few days later Two Irish teenagers died while visiting the island of Ios.

St Michael’s College in Dublin confirmed that former students Max Wall and Andrew O’Donnell – both aged 18 – died abroad.

The boys were part of a larger group of young people from Ballsbridge Secondary School who were vacationing there Greek Insel just a few weeks after her graduation certificate to celebrate the end of the exams.

Headmasters said: “In a day of great sadness for the school, we were informed of another devastating loss of the Class of 2023, with the death of Max Wall.”

“Max was a constant source of positivity, encouragement and fun for everyone around him. Hugely popular with both staff and students, he was a fantastic supporter of our teams and a great brother to our former student Charlie.

“Our thoughts are with Max’s family and friends at this horrible time, who have suffered such a shocking loss in the last 24 hours.”

St. Michael’s College recognized Andrew as a “kind and honest” person, adding, “We learned of the tragic death of Andrew O’Donnell, a member of our recently graduated class of 2023.”

“In addition to being a well-loved classmate and friend, Andrew was a proud and dedicated member of our football team.

“He was kind to those around him, honest in all his endeavors, and a great brother.

The double tragedy comes shortly after Rory Deegan, 22, of Oldtown, Cullohill, Co laoisand a student at the Technological University of the Shannon in limerick was found dead in a swimming pool in Zakynthos, Greece.

The island is a British holiday hotspot


The island is a British holiday hotspotPhoto credit: Getty


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