An Australian man holidaying in Bali has been killed after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a garbage truck, AAP reports.
According to Balinese police Andrew Newton, 42 was travelling from Kuta to Sanur in the early hours of Tuesday morning when the accident occurred.
The Melbourne firefighter died at the scene, Denpasar Traffic Police Chief Nyoman Nuryana told reporters.
According to AAP police have taken the driver of the other vehicle in for questioning and reported the incident to the Australian consulate.
“We couldn’t smell alcohol from the outside and so we can’t tell if he’s under the influence of alcohol,” Ida Bagus Putu Alit, the head of forensics at Sanglah Hospital said. “To make sure of that, autopsy is needed.”
The Herald Sun reported that Mr Newton was on holiday with other firefighters from Victoria.
United Firefighters Union national secretary, Peter Marshall, told the newspaper that Mr Newton was an experienced fireman and his death has shocked the small firefighting community.
“Station Officer Adrian Newton was a highly regarded officer with specialist rescue qualifications,” Mr Marshall told the Herald Sun.
“Firefighters are a tight-knit team, and his loss will impact on many who have known and worked with him. Our deepest condolences to his family.”