Australian man, 25, who had just started the trip of a lifetime with his Swedish girlfriend is left fighting for life after a horror accident in Indonesia
- Luke Bevan, 25, was critically injured in a horror accident during a trip to Lombok
- Electrician is in an induced coma, and his family are desperate to get him home
- Mr Bevan had only arrived in Indonesia and was planning to travel to America
- He was with his Swedish girlfriend Tova, who only sustained injuries to her arm
A 25-year-old Australian man has been put into an induced coma after a serious accident in Indonesia left him fighting for life.
Luke Bevan and his girlfriend Tova Ronnersjö arrived in Lombok earlier this week, where he had just completed his open water diving certificate. The tropical island was set to be the first leg of a five-month trip to Central and South America.
But Mr Bevan, an electrician from Kimberley in Western Australia, and Ms Ronnersjö were in a horror accident shortly after arriving, leaving him in a critical condition.
Luke Bevan, 25, is fighting for life in an ICU ward after a horror accident on the Indonesian island of Lombok
His Swedish girlfriend Tova Ronnersjö (pictured) was also injured in the accident and required surgery on her arm
A Go Fund Me page set up by Mr Bevan’s aunt Lisa Ilott-Hogg said his family had immediately rushed to Lombok to be by his side when they heard about the accident.
She said one of his lungs is punctured from four broken ribs, and the other has collapsed.
Mr Bevan is also suffering multiple broken bones and a large piece of his skull was removed during surgery to reduce swelling and repair bleeds.
He is currently in an ICU ward, with two full-time nurses caring for him.
Ms Ilott-Hogg said the lively outdoorsman will remain unconscious until Saturday, when doctors will perform a CT scan and decide if he is stable enough to regain consciousness.
The GoFundMe says Mr Bevan’s family is hoping to bring him back to Australia as soon as possible for further treatment.
The family will have extensive medical bills to pay, and are looking for help to pay the estimated $50-60,000 it will cost to fly their son home.
The lively electrician lives in the Kimberley, and social media images show him enjoying the vast outdoors
Mr Bevan had completed his open water diving license just days earlier and was enjoying the tropical island with friends when his holiday was abruptly cut short
‘It is going to be a very long road to recovery, but Lukey is a fighter and he has so much love and support around him,’ Ms Illott-Hogg wrote.
‘As much as it is difficult to ask for help, we are reaching out to Lukey’s friends and family for any financial support you might be able to afford to help bring him home. Every little bit helps and we thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts.’
A post from the family’s local pub noted Ms Ronnersjö was also injured in the accident, but was ‘physically in much better condition’.
‘She had surgery on her arm yesterday and expects to be released from hospital tomorrow so she can be by Lukey’s side,’ the post read.
‘Tova will return to Australia with Mandi [Mr Bevan’s mother] and Luke when he is able to return.’
Family of Mr Bevan (pictured, with his girlfriend) have rushed to be by his side and are crowdfunding to help bring him home for further treatment