Tourist killed in devastating accident on dream holiday to Bali
The 22-year-old was wearing a helmet at the time, but it wasn't enough to save her life.
A 22-year-old woman died after a freak motorbike accident on the first day of a holiday of a lifetime on the paradise island of Bali.
Anzhelika Chudoyakova flew from Russia to the Indonesian island on February 11, but less than 24 hours after beginning her dream holiday, she was thrown from a motorcycle and landed head-first on the kerb.
Pillion passenger Anzhelika was wearing a crash helmet at the time but it split on impact, causing severe damage to her brain. She was rushed to hospital, where doctors diagnosed her with a traumatic brain injury.
Harrowing photos show her lying in a hospital bed wearing a neck brace and with a bandage taped around her forehead. She has two black eyes and she is hooked up to a ventilator.
After spending more than a week unconscious and failing to respond to stimuli, she was declared dead on February 20.
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A social media account raising funds to pay for her hospital bills shared the devastating news to those following Anzhelika's journey.
"We want to inform you that we are closing the fundraising for Anzhelika's treatment, due to the fact that she has passed away.
"Literally an hour ago, Anzhelika's heart could not stand it, the doctors for a long time made every effort to resuscitate her, but they failed to save her. Cause of death: traumatic brain injury, massive haemorrhage, subdural and epidural haematomas.
"Thanks to all the people who helped and supported her."
Anzhelika, from Balyksa, a small village in Khakassia, southern Siberia, had just graduated from the Siberian State University of Railway Engineering in Novosibirsk.
Local media have not revealed the identity of the motorcyclist in control of the bike when it crashed.
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