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Bali holiday: Young British couple from Loughborough break their backs in horror moped crash

A British couple have both broken their backs in a horror crash during a dream holiday in Bali.

Joella Senior, 27, and her boyfriend Alex Hoyle, 29, have undergone extensive surgery and are in critical condition in intensive care on the Indonesian island.

Both were riding a Honda Vario scooter when they, another moped and a car crashed earlier this month in Kerobokan, North Kuta, Bali.

Alex, who also suffered a head injury, a broken jaw and cheekbone, still hasn’t woken up from his coma.

While Joella, a social media executive, who also broke both her arms, a collarbone and a cheekbone, has been able to communicate with her friends and family in Loughborough.

Desperate friends and family have launched a £100,000 fundraiser to pay for medical treatment and bring the couple home.

Joella Senior, 27, and her boyfriend Alex Hoyle, 29, (both pictured) have undergone extensive surgery and are in critical condition in intensive care on the Indonesian island

Joella Senior, 27, and her boyfriend Alex Hoyle, 29, (both pictured) have undergone extensive surgery and are in critical condition in intensive care on the Indonesian island

Both (the couple in the picture) were both riding the Honda Vario scooter when two mopeds and a car crashed in Kerobokan, northern Kuta, earlier this month.

Both (the couple in the picture) were both riding the Honda Vario scooter when two mopeds and a car crashed in Kerobokan, northern Kuta, earlier this month.

Joella, who also broke both her arms, a collarbone and a cheekbone, was able to communicate with her friends and family in Loughborough

Joella, who also broke both her arms, a collarbone and a cheekbone, was able to communicate with her friends and family in Loughborough

Good friend Georgie Steel said, ‘It’s the worst shock ever. I am in utter disbelief. Me and my partner chatted with them that day and they both had the best time on a holiday of their lives.

“They had been out in Bali for two weeks on their first real vacation together and this happened on their third day.”

Joella, a purchasing assistant and social media executive for leading UK home furnishing retailer Dunelm, is “showing real courage and staying as positive as she can,” Georgie added.

The friend continued: ‘There is still a long way to go to get them back to the health of where they need to be. This is where we need another huge push and count on everyone’s love, support and donations where possible.’

Joella (pictured), a purchasing assistant and social media executive for leading British home furnishing retailer Dunelm, is

Joella (pictured), a purchasing assistant and social media executive for leading British home furnishing retailer Dunelm, is “showing real courage and staying as positive as she can,” said her friend Georgie.

Georgie, who set up a Just Giving page that has raised nearly £76,000 to date, said: “The response has been so overwhelming. The generosity and kindness of others is astonishing, especially as we find ourselves in a new cost of living pandemic.”

A post on the page, updated June 19, also said that while Alex remains in a coma, he squeezed his hand after his mother said his name several times.

‘Alex’ family cannot say enough about the care he receives at the hospital and what an amazing job the surgeons are doing. Although we have this positive [thing to say]he is still in critical condition in the ICU and has a [a lot more] surgeries, including repairs to serious injuries to his jaw, cheekbone and temporal bones,” it said.

“The family is also awaiting results of a CT scan that has identified a head injury, but the impact of this head injury is still under investigation, which is understandably causing great anxiety for everyone.”

All of Joella’s surgeries to repair fractures in both her forearms, stabilize fractures to her vertebrae, and plating her collarbone and cheekbone have gone “very well.”

The post added: “Joella’s road to recovery is still very long and she is in tremendous pain after the surgery as her body tries to recover from the stress the surgeries have brought her.”

Alex, who also suffered a head injury, a broken jaw and cheekbone, still hasn't woken up from his coma.  In the photo: the couple together

Alex, who also suffered a head injury, a broken jaw and cheekbone, still hasn’t woken up from his coma. In the photo: the couple together

A post on the Just Giving page, updated June 19, also said that while Alex remains in a coma, he squeezed his hand after his mother said his name several times.  In the photo: the couple

A post on the Just Giving page, updated June 19, also said that while Alex remains in a coma, he squeezed his hand after his mother said his name several times. In the photo: the couple

Desperate friends and family have launched a £100,000 fundraiser to help pay for medical treatment and bring the couple home

Desperate friends and family have launched a £100,000 fundraiser to help pay for medical treatment and bring the couple home

Alex’s family said in a statement: “All family and friends are deeply moved by the generosity, love and best wishes they receive from friends, relatives and even complete strangers.

“It is amazing to the family how caring and generous people can be during these difficult economic times for all of us.”

A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office confirmed it was helping both families after the crash on the evening of June 12.

They said: ‘We are providing support to the families of two British citizens involved in a road accident in Bali and are in contact with local authorities.’

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