Aussie lawyer, 25, killed in horrific holiday accident in Turkey

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A 25-year-old Melbourne woman has died overseas in a motorbike accident, leaving her friends and family devastated.

On July 28, Saarah Hannah Bulbul, was in Istanbul, Turkey on the back of a motorcycle, when the driver lost control.

The driver survived the crash without injury, however, the 25-year-old lawyer died on the way to the hospital.

Ms Bulbul had been in Turkey with her family for a holiday since July with her sister Nesi telling The Herald Sun the family was devastated upon hearing the news.

“We’re all devastated, she genuinely was full of life and had everything she ever wanted, and everything was going right for her,” she said.

“It’s just way too quick and soon, and it doesn’t seem real yet.”

Pictured is Australian lawyer Saarah Bulbul who died in a motorbike crash in Turkey
Melbourne lawyer Saarah Bulbul died in a motorbike crash in Turkey while on holiday with her family. Source: LinkedIn/Facebook

Lawyer was 'going places'

The family is still in Turkey and are expected to return to Australia in the coming days.

Ms Bulbul has reportedly been laid to rest at a family cemetery.

After completing high school at Vermont Secondary College in Melbourne, Ms Bulbul went on to study at Swinburne University. Less than a year ago she started working for Grindal Legal.

Nesi said Ms Bulbul loved her job, with her employer recently remarking that she was "going places". She also loved snowboarding, travelling, fitness and her friends.

Tony Jacobs, the principal at Vermont Secondary College said Ms Bulbul would be "sadly missed" by her friends from school and staff.

A fundraiser has been established in line with her Muslim faith to benefit a developing African country, The Herald Sun reported.

Several people paid tribute to Ms Bulbul on Facebook, with many remarking how she was an incredible young woman.

"Such a beautiful young woman. Words cannot express how sorry I am for you all," one person said.

One person described Ms Bulbul's death as an "unspeakable loss".

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