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Australian tourist in Bali plunges down a steep road and flips

Horror crash in Bali leaves Australian tourist with serious head injuries and shattered ribs after car slides 17m down a steep road and flips

  • Benedicte Hansen and her partner Kim Shaw were driving on a steep road in Bali
  • The vehicle suddenly started slipping, as the couple in their late 50s sat inside
  • The car slid 17 metres, before flipping on its roof and badly injuring Mr Hansen

An Australian woman is in hospital after flipping her car in a horrifying accident in Bali.

Benedicte Hansen, 56, and her partner Kim Shaw, 59, were driving on a steep road in the island’s north on Monday afternoon, 9 News reported.

The Perth couple were on route to Lake Temple when their car started slipping down the road.

An Australian woman is in hospital after flipping her car in a horrifying accident in Bali (pictured)

The Perth couple were on route to the Lake Temple when their car started slipping down the road. The vehicle slipped 17 metres down the road, then flipped upside down (pictured)

The Perth couple were on route to the Lake Temple when their car started slipping down the road. The vehicle slipped 17 metres down the road, then flipped upside down (pictured)

The vehicle slid 17 metres, then flipped.

Ms Hansen was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident.

She is in the intensive care unit at Kuta Hospital for head injuries and multiple fractures.

Ms Hansen was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. She is in the intensive care unit at Kuta Hospital for head injuries and multiple fractures (pictured)

Ms Hansen was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. She is in the intensive care unit at Kuta Hospital for head injuries and multiple fractures (pictured)

Her hand and ribs will need surgery, but it is unknown whether the pair will return to Australia for treatment.

Mr Shaw escaped with minor injuries.

The couple run a villa in Bali near Ubud.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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