British tourist, 24, is killed by hit-and-run driver

A tragic incident has claimed the life of a young British tourist in Bali.

The 24-year-old victim was riding a rented motorbike on the Singaraja-Kintamani highway, one of the main roads connecting the north and south of the island, when he was hit by a car that was passing him from the opposite direction.

The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man named Njoo Pin Tek, did not stop to help the injured tourist and continued his journey towards Kintamani, a highland area famous for its volcano and lake.

He later told the police that he did not realize he had knocked the Brit off his bike and thought he had only ‘grazed’ him after taking a turn too wide.

The head of the traffic unit for Buleleng police, AKP Bachtiar Arifin, said: ‘(The driver) thought (the biker) was just grazed, because he was positioned from the side. It didn’t feel like he had been hit, so he continued his journey towards Kintamani.’

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