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Queensland Woman Killed After Falling Off Scooter In Bali

It is the fourth Australian scooter-related death in Indonesia this year.

20/09/2017 6:33 PM AEST | Updated 20/09/2017 6:33 PM AEST
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Twenty-seven-year-old Sophia Martini was killed on Monday after coming off a scooter in Kuta.

A 27-year-old Queensland woman has become the fourth Australian to die in a scooter-related accident in Bali this year after falling off the back of one of the vehicles, driven by her boyfriend, early on Monday morning.

Sophia Florella Martini was rushed to Denpasaar Hospital around 2:30am on September 18 after suffering severe leg injuries and major blood loss as a result of the scooter crash in Kuta.

Forensic doctor Ida Bagus Putu Alit told Fairfax Media the young woman died on arrival to the hospital following the accident, although an official cause of death is yet to be released.

"We did a preliminary examination, she had an open wound to her lower limbs and broken shin bones. There were cuts, especially around the face," he said.

Martini, who was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was in Bali for a friend's wedding along with her 28-year-old boyfriend, Steele Nugent, -- who also suffered light injuries in the incident and was detained by police afterwards.

It is also understood Nugent has been prevented from leaving Bali following the crash, while police investigate the accident and the possibility that alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

The death comes as the fourth Australian scooter-related loss so far this year in Bali after 26-year-old marketing representative Ella Knights was killed in April following a crash in Canggu.

Further to that accident, 16-year-old Lochie Connaughton and 42-year-old Adrian Newton also both died in separate incidents in May, as a result of crashes involving the vehicles.

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