Pictured: Aussie who was crushed to death by a truck in Bali as driver allegedly ran a red light


An Australian man run over by a truck in a horrific scooter crash in Bali is being mourned by his children.

Peter Raymond Robinson, 59, was crossing a busy intersection between Kuta and Sanur about 4.50pm on Friday when a truck allegedly ran a red light.

The retired ex-pat from Sydney tried to swerve around it but fell off his scooter and slid under the truck where his head was crushed by the rear tyre.

Heartbroken family and friends of Mr Robinson posted to social media in the wake of his death on Monday.

‘RIP Peter Robinson, many people will miss you,’ his longtime friend John Ryan wrote.

Mr Robinson’s son James and daughter Alexandra posted photos of themselves with him during happier times and family friends sent condolences. 

Truck driver Dicky Agung Wijaksana, 24, from Lumajang, East Java, was arrested and faces up to six years in jail for negligence causing death.

‘The truck driver violated the traffic law. The truck kept going when it (the traffic light) was already red’, Bali Traffic police chief Adi Sulistyo Utomo said. 

Police said Mr Robinson was driving east on Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai from Kuta to Sanur.

‘At the intersection, when the traffic light was already green, suddenly a truck coming from south to north,’ they said..

‘The victim was allegedly shocked when he saw the truck. He died at the scene.’

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said they are providing assistance to Mr Robinson’s family.  

Several Australians have died this year while riding scooters in Bali.

Frankie Avalon Fonohema, 27, from Melbourne died after his scooter collided with a motorcycle in March.

Just days before the crash, Mr Fonohema posted a series of photos with his girlfriend to mark Valentine’s Day. 

A heartbroken friend described him as an ‘intelligent young man bursting with positive energy.’ Another called him a ‘loving leader with the heart of a lion’. 

In April, Erran Braddick, 32, from Queensland died after his scooter was hit by a truck in Canggu, north of Seminyak.  

Mr Braddick was rushed to BIMC Hospital, Kuta, where he remained in a coma for several days. 

He was due to fly back home to Australia on Friday for urgent medical treatment but tragically passed away.  


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