A young Australian man who was critically injured in a motorbike crash in Indonesia is expected to be home Tuesday, according to his family.
25-year-old Luke Bevan from Western Australia’s Kimberley region was just days into a five-month-long holiday with his Swedish girlfriend, Tova Ronnersjö, when the pair were involved in the horrific accident.
While Ms Ronnersjö escaped serious injury, her boyfriend was left fighting for his life.
“His worst injuries include a fractured skull and punctured lung and he's undergone two surgeries so far, including removing a large piece of his skull,” his family said in a statement after the accident.
“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.”
On Monday Mr Bevan’s family announced medical staff had given them the all-clear to fly him home after his Go Fund Me fundraising page exceeded its $50,0000 goal within just 48 hours.
“Great news - Lukey is coming home!” Mr Bevan’s aunt Lisa Ilott-Hogg said. “He should be touching down on Australian soil in the next 24 hours.”
In an earlier update to the page, Ms Ilott-Hogg thanked those who had donated to her nephew’s medical expenses.
“From the bottom, top and every side of our hearts THANK YOU for the amazing generosity each and every one of you has shown,” she wrote.
“Many of you already know and love Lukey; others are friends of the family and others are strangers who have been touched by Luke's story. To every single person who has donated from across the world thank you.”
Following the motorbike accident last week the injured man’s mum, dad and brother flew to Lambok to be by his side.
In a post to Broome’s Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Facebook, it was revealed Ms Ronnersjö was also injured but was “physically is 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 and Luke when he is able to return.”
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