Australian teenager meets tragic end in a scooter crash in Bali

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A 16-year-old Australian boy named Lochie Connaughton died in a scooter crash in Bali. People paid tribute to the popular high schooler from Orange, NSW.

Lochie, who was on a vacation in Kuta with his parents, met this tragic end while trying to drive a scooter unsupervised inside the basement of the Marriot’s Stone Hotel, where they were staying.

On Thursday, the hotel security found him lying on the ground with a bleeding nose. Wayan Sumara, the chief of Kuta police station, said that the boy had no external wound except the bleeding nose and was still conscious when the guards found him. He was immediately treated at a nearby hospital but breathed his last after vomiting blood several times.

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The security guards and police assume that Lochie lost control of his scooter while driving out of the hotel basement and hit into a concrete separator. The hotel staff saw him and his friends going to the basement on the night of the accident. It is understood that the boy was not under alcohol influence and wearing a helmet while driving the scooter.

It is believed that the teen’s parents were bringing his body to Sydney on a Saturday night flight from Denpasar. They received consular assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Billy Greatbatch, a friend to the family, set up a GoFundMe page to help the boy’s family to bring his body home and any expenses that may arise. According to a news.com.au report, people had so far donated more than $51,000.

Many people took to social media to express their grief over the tragic incident.

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