Australian tourist on a Bali surf trip miraculously cheated death after being attacked by a stray dog while riding a scooter and left for dead on the side of the road – just a month after getting engaged
Tay Evans, 35, was hit by a pack of dogs while riding a scooter in the sand. He avoided the dogs but this caused him to fall off the bike and crash into a slab. Mr Evans was seriously injured in the accident and was left in a coma for two days.
An Aussie tourist on a Bali surf trip was left in critical condition after being attacked by a group of stray dogs while riding a scooter.
Tey Evans, 35, was enjoying the ride with friends but was traveling alone through South Kuta when the horrific incident happened.
He fends off the ferocious dogs but this causes him to spin off the bike and fall onto a concrete slab.
Mr Evans suffered multiple broken ribs, a punctured lung, a ruptured spleen, a fractured elbow, vertebrae and pelvis as well as a damaged kidney – all of which caused severe internal bleeding.
He was in a coma for two days after the accident which took place on August 25.
It is understood that he was injured at the scene for some time before anyone realized what had happened.
35-year-old Tay Evans was alone and riding a scooter through South Kuta when he was attacked by the dog.
He avoided the dogs but this caused him to spin the bike and fall on a concrete slab
His partner, Jessica Dennis, flew to Bali upon receiving news of his accident. They got engaged a month ago.
When he arrived at the hospital, doctors couldn’t find a pulse, Ms Dennis revealed, and he was rushed into surgery.
However, doctors found that he did not have enough O-negative blood, making his chances of survival slim.
‘I said he had a 60 per cent chance of survival. By the time they realized they didn’t have enough blood, it was down to 30,’ Ms Denise told Yahoo News Australia.
‘I didn’t know it was such a high chance he wasn’t going to make it, I had no idea and I don’t know if I’m grateful for it.’
When she arrived at Noosa Dua Hospital on Saturday, Ms Dennis was told by medical staff that Mr Evans had narrowly survived the 11-hour surgery.
The locals were tested on one of his surviving buses until the correct blood type was found for Evans.
His partner, Jessica Dennis, flew to Bali upon receiving news of his accident. They got engaged a month ago
Mr Evans is now out of ICU and in ‘really good care in general hospital’
Mr Evans is now out of ICU and in ‘really good care at the general hospital’.
The couple will stay in Bali for at least a month until he is able to fly home.
‘Now I realize how lucky we are. If he wasn’t wearing a helmet things would be a lot different,’ said Ms Dennis.
He is expected to make a full recovery and ‘doctors are blown away’ by his progress.
Mr Evans got out of bed for the first time and was assisted, taking a few steps before going back into bed – which doctors say is a very positive sign.
Despite the good news, the couple had to postpone their February wedding so she has time to recover.
The family started a GoFundMe for Mr. Evans’ rehabilitation and recovery and have so far raised more than half of their goal of $80,000.