A British man is in a coma in a Bali hospital, fighting for his life, while his girlfriend has also been seriously injured while on their dream holiday.
The couple Joella Senior, 27, and Alex Hoyle, 29, were involved in a moped crash in Kerobokan, North Kuta, on June 12, leaving the pair with multiple injuries.
Their Honda scooter collided with a car, leaving Hoyle, from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, with a fractured jaw and broken cheekbone and he is now in a coma after smashing his head, while also suffering from damage to his lungs and liver.
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He had to undergo a six-hour operation on June 16 to stabilise the bones attached to his ribs, while he needs further surgery for the rest of his injuries.
Senior suffered a broken arm, damaged rib cage and fractured pelvis, to which she has had treatment, while she has also had operations performed on her collarbone and cheekbone.
She is in a slightly better way then her boyfriend and she is able to communicate.
Her family revealed that she thought she was “going to die” and “thought Alex had already died”, while her family have already had to pay £34,000 up front for her surgery and are trying to raise another £100,000 to pay for the couple’s future treatment and get them home.
A JustGiving page has been set up to raise funds for their medical costs and has currently raised more than £78,000.
The Hoyle family said they were “encouraged by the excellent surgical work undertaken so far to both”.
Georgie Steel, 26, is a close friend of the couple and she admitted was “in utter disbelief” at what has happened to her pals.
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She told the Nottingham Post: “Me and my partner Oli chatted to them that day and they were both having the best time on a holiday of a lifetime.
“They’d gone out for two weeks in Bali on their first proper getaway together, and this happened on their third day.
“I knew something was serious when I was asked to get Alex’s mother’s phone number. We were thinking they can’t have been in an accident.”
A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said: “We are providing support to the families of two British nationals involved in a road accident in Bali and are in touch with the local authorities.”
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