Australian Man Dies After Crashing Motorbike into a Church Wall in Bali

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An Australian man has died in a motorbike crash after he smashing into a church’s brick wall while he was on holiday in Bali.

Callan Jay Everts, 32, from Perth, died of severe head injuries when he crashed his motorbike into the Santo Paulus Church in North Kuta,on Wednesday morning.

Bali Police said Mr Everts’ was not wearing a helmet, which was tied to the handle of his vehicle, and suffered from a massive open wound on the back of his head.

But his sister, Michelle, told The ABC that he was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

Mr Everts had two Australian friends with him who were also riding their own motorcycles but neither were injured.

According to police documents Mr Everts, a property valuer, was recklessly driving a Honda Beat motorbike from ‘north to south’ and turned left when he lost control and hit the wall of the Catholic church.

Before the crash occurred, Mr Everts had one friend riding in front of him and another behind.

The 32-year-old was taken to Sanglah Hospital where he died, said Badung Traffic Police chief Ni Luh Putu Anne Parwisti.

Mr Everts’ sister Michelle Everts took to Facebook and expressed a moving tribute about her ‘beloved’ brother, who she referred to as a ‘beautiful soul who made this world a better place’.

‘Callan you were a beautiful soul, so kind, so genuinely carding, so loving so generous,’ she wrote.

‘You were always there for me, you’d drop everything if I needed your help…’

‘I cannot bear the thought of the world without you. Please shine down on us from heaven, please God give us strength.’

‘I love you so much, always and forever xxx.’

Source: Daily Mail

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