WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: Dash cam footage shows the moment which led to a Sydney woman allegedly colliding head-on and killing a scooter rider on a Bali road.
Susan O’Brien, 49, has reportedly been detained in Bali, accused of killing a teenage scooter rider.
It is alleged Ms O’Brien struck the 19-year-old Indonesian as she attempted to overtake a truck on Depasar-Gilimanuk Road, in Jembrana, at about 12.40pm on Wednesday, local media reports.
Footage which appears to be recorded by a rider ahead of victim Rizqi Akbur Putra, shows a van driving towards oncoming traffic, attempting to overtake a vehicle.
The dash cam rider is seen swerving away from the vehicle and narrowly avoids it. But just seconds later, a crash can be heard from behind.
Mr Putra was taken to hospital however died from his injuries, Traffic Police said.
Contrary to earlier reports, 9 News confirmed Ms O’Brien does have both an Indonesian and Australian driving licence.
She remains in custody but is yet to have been charged as police investigations continue into whether Ms O’Brien was driving recklessly.
The Australian woman described the crash to News Corp from an open waiting room where she is detained.
“As he came closer I flashed my lights at him like crazy and sounded the horn. He veered away from me and I was trying to get back behind the truck.”
She said the victim lost balance and she ran over him.
According to the Herald Sun, Ms O’Brien was living in Bali, teaching English to Balinese children.
She faces a maximum of six years in prison if found guilty of negligent driving causing death. She is reportedly trying to negotiate a peace agreement with the victim’s family, which could help reduce her sentence, according to 9 News.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed to Yahoo News Australia they are providing consular assistance to an Australian woman detained following a traffic accident in Bali.
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