Brit tourist who crashed bike in Bali in coma after seven-hour life-saving surgery

A British tourist is fighting for his life after being left in a coma on the paradise island of Bali following a cycling accident.

James Criddle, 31, suffered the serious head injuries after the crash and underwent seven hours of surgery to save his life.

The property developer, from Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, was rushed to hospital last Friday as he family plead for help.

A friend said he is in a coma after intensive surgery to relieve the pressure from his brain.

They have set up a fund to help raise cash to cover his growing medical costs. So far, £8,500 has been raised with the £10,000 target nearly reached.

The GoFundMe description read: “Hi My name is Rachael and I’m fundraising for James Criddle.

“James has suffered a brain injury sustained through an accident on his bike on Friday in Bali.

“He has endured a 7 hour surgery to relieve the pressure form his brain and he is currently supported by a ventilator. He has been in an induced coma since Friday and needs specialist care and another operation.

“The bleed is being constantly monitored and drained. He has broken his arm and cheekbone and dislocated his jaw too.

“He will need another operation to replace the bone that was removed from his skull initially to relieve the pressure from his brain. He is in intensive care and when he is stable enough we will need to move him to a specialist hospital.

“Any help with his care will be greatly appreciated love you all.”

Another friend said: “It is anticipated that he will require further surgery to replace the bone that was initially removed from his skull in order to relieve the pressure from his brain.

“In addition to his head injuries, James has broken his arm and cheekbone and dislocated his jaw.”