Teen girl suffers life-threatening head injury in Brampton off-road cycling incident

File photo of a Peel Police cruiser. Jeremy Cohn/Global Toronto

A teen girl suffered life-threatening injuries after falling off her bicycle while riding off-road in Brampton Monday evening.

Peel Regional Police said they responded, alongside Peel paramedics and Brampton firefighters, to Chinguacousy Park around 8 p.m.

Const. Mark Fischer said a group of young teenagers were riding their bikes down the backside of the ski-hill in the park.

“The young girl lost control of her bike and crashed and hit her head quite violently on the ground.”

Fischer said the 17-year-old was rushed to a Toronto trauma centre in life-threatening condition and that her family had been notified.

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“Biking is a great sport to participate in, however, ensure they always have all your proper safety items with you which include a bicycle helmet, even off of the road.”

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