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A daughter, a friend and a beloved student were taken too soon in a multi-purpose terrain vehicle (UTV) crash on Saturday night in Newcastle. 15 years oldKeira Bradleyof Loomis died when the Can-Am Defender XT she was driving flipped while backing up on an inclined driveway.
Bradley is a sophomore at Del Oro High School in Loomis. Placer Union High School District released a statement Monday expressing condolences and said supportive resources would be available for grieving students and staff.
Chaplains and mental health professionals have been on campus to help students likeRiley Davidson, also a 10th grader at Del Oro, was clearly emotional as he recounted the aftermath of the accident. “Again, I heard the same thing — that she was just a light in people’s lives and it’s definitely a tragic loss,” Davidson said.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Bradley was attempting to back the UTV onto an inclined asphalt road when the vehicle went off the driveway down a steep embankment on the side of the road.
Bradley then lost control of the Can-Am Defender XT, which rolled onto its left side in the crash in Newcastle late on Saturday night. Tragically, the 15-year-old boy died at the scene from severe injuries sustained when the vehicle flipped over.
There were two other teens in the UTV as passengers with Bradley. The front passenger and the second rear passenger somehow avoided serious harm. But now they will surely join many others in mourning the loss of a person the CHP described as the “driver” of the destroyed vehicle.
A candlelight vigil for Bradley will be held Monday evening at the Auburn Fitness Center from 8 to 9 p.m. Bradley went to the gymnastics center from the time she was 7 years old until last year.
Longtime family friendNatalie Odis, a gym owner, recalls how Bradley had a special gift for comforting those who were struggling or lost. “She has the ability to see through people, and if you’re the person in the room who’s struggling, she knows it,” Odis said.
Odis went on to explain how Bradley’s family had planned the teen’s 16th birthday party for December 22, which is now just days away. Instead, they, along with scores of friends from school and gymnastics, faced the grim task of remembering someone who was clearly so vibrant and attuned to the emotions of others.
Details on funeral arrangements are still pending as local authorities promise to provide updates on the continuing investigation into exactly how and why the Can-Am UTV crashed. got into an accident on that fateful drive.
But the larger message is clearly that another preventable tragedy has left an entire community grieving and the lives of children changed forever. Del Oro High School will return from winter break never knowing the unique light that Keira Bradley shined on everyone she met throughout her short life.
All-terrain utility vehicles continue to cause a staggering number of injuries, accidents and deaths across Placer County and the state. Safety advocates are continuing to call for stricter operating regulations, mandatory training protocols and increased restrictions on child passengers for UTVs and off-road recreational vehicles (ROV) in general.
If any meaning can somehow arise from the passing of someone as clearly special as Keira Bradley, it might be through emphasizing the message that there is no thrill ride, no adventure. No temporary happiness or excitement can overcome this profound, lasting, and completely preventable heartbreak.