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Sydney woman killed in Bali

AAP logoAAP 1/08/2016

A motorbike rider was travelling at high speed when he hit an Australian woman in Bali, who later died of her injuries, police say.

Bernadette Marie O'Connor, from Darlinghurst in Sydney, was crossing the road in front of Peninsula Beach Resort at the popular tourist spot South Kuta in the early hours of Sunday when she was allegedly struck by the motorbike.

Denpasar Traffic Police Chief Nyoman Nuryana said the 23-year-old rider was travelling at "high speed".

"Because of that, the victim suffered wounds in her head and legs and she died on the way to hospital," Mr Nuryana told reporters on Monday.

A forensic report found Ms O'Connor also suffered a facture to her leg.

Mr Nuryana said the driver who works at a local water sports shop had been arrested, with investigations into the incident continuing.

He was found with a wound to his legs and left temple.

A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said they were providing consular assistance to Ms O'Connor's family.

"Due to privacy obligations we are unable to provide further details," they told AAP.

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