Moped crash while on holiday in Bali leaves British couple fighting for their lives
Britons Joella Senior, 27, and Alex Hoyle, 29, are in critical condition in a hospital in Bali after their Honda scooter collided with a car.
A couple’s dream vacation in Bali quickly turned into a nightmare after a horrific moped accident left them both fighting for their lives.
Britons Joella Senior, 27, and Alex Hoyle, 29, are in critical condition in a hospital in Bali after their Honda scooter collided with a car in Kerobokan, North Kuta, on the evening of June 12.
Mr Hoyle is in a coma after smashing his head, fracturing his jaw and breaking his cheekbone. He also underwent surgery to stabilize the bones attached to his ribs, the Nottingham Post reported, and his liver and lungs are damaged.
Social media manager Miss Senior is in slightly better condition and able to speak after undergoing major surgery on her broken arm, damaged rib cage and fractured pelvis. She also underwent collarbone and cheekbone operations.
The couple’s friend, Georgie Steel, said she was “in disbelief”.
“My partner Oli and I chatted with them that day and they were both having the best holiday time of their lives.
“They had dated for two weeks in Bali on their first real getaway together, and it happened on the third day. I knew something was serious when I was asked to get the phone number from Alex’s mother.
“I’m Joella’s best friend and Oli is Alex’s best friend, and it has been their whole life. We thought they couldn’t have had an accident.
A fundraising page for the couple raised more than £76,000 ($133,800).
Mr. Hoyle’s family is at his bedside, while Miss Senior’s family are soon on their way.
An email from the Hoyle family said they were “encouraged by the excellent surgical work undertaken so far for both” of the unfortunate couple.
“All family members and friends are deeply touched by the generosity, love and best wishes they receive from friends, family members and even complete strangers,” the statement added. of the family.
“It’s amazing for the family how caring and generous people can be during these tough economic times for all of us.”
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 contact with local authorities.