Fraser man helps Bali crash victim

A FRASER Island man helped identify a Sunshine Coast man who was left fighting for his life in a Bali hospital after a near-fatal scooter accident.

Joel Chapman owes his life to a stranger who helped him after the traffic crash, which left him with a fractured collarbone and suffering severe head injuries and lacerations.

Regular Bali visitor Wade Wockner had been just a few vehicles behind Mr Chapman when he crashed.

When no one knew who he was, Mr Chapman set about trying to identify him from a piece of paper with only his first name on it.

He eventually tracked down the scooter hire business and passed his details on to authorities.

He called an ambulance and stayed until paramedics arrived.

Mr Chapman was placed in the emergency ward where treatment is normally not offered without payment.

Two weeks later he developed a clot in his cranial artery and emergency surgery was carried out.

Joel is now on the road to recovery and his doctors expect him to make a complete recovery within a few months.

Gympie Times


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