A Sydney woman has been found guilty and is now facing jail in Bali over the death of a teenager in a road traffic crash in Bali.
Susan Leslie O’Brien was charged with one count of negligent driving causing death. Today, 14th October, was the first day of her trial in Negara District Court in west Bali. The charge comes with a maximum six-year prison sentence. O’Brien has been detained in jail since the accident on August 14.
She was represented by two lawyers. Prosecutor Arief Ramadhoni explained that it was alleged that due to O’Brien’s lack of caution when overtaking a truck on the road, she hit a motorcyclist coming in the opposite direction. The victim, 19-year-old Rizki Akbar Putra, died at the scene on 14th August.
It was reported that O’Brien drove a Suzuki APV car from south to north with a speed of 70km/h when the accident occurred. The court was told that at the time Rizki had lost control of his motorbike, fell down, and was hit by the car driven by O’Brien, who had been unable to slow enough to avoid the accident.
“The defendant was on the right and flashed her lights. However at the same time, a motorbike driven by Rizki Akbar Putra came from Gilimanuk to Denpasar,” the prosecutor alleged.