BU student recovering after NZ crash
BEVERLY, Mass. (WHDH) -- The parents of a Boston University student injured in a one-vehicle crash in New Zealand that took the lives of three other students say their daughter is recovering after surgery and is in intensive care.
"I'm just thankful she's not dead like the other kids," said Annette Theriault, the student's grandmother.
Todd and Deb Theriault of Boston said in a statement that their 21-year-old daughter, Meg, suffered a serious head injury, a broken right arm and grazes over her body. They say the Boston University junior is getting "the best care" at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand.
The student remains in a medically induced coma as doctors wait for her brain to recover.
Four others also were injured in the Saturday crash. Two have been released from the hospital. Two others were in stable condition.
"We did everything we could for the survivors that were left at the scene," said Kevin O'Brien, who witnessed the crash.
The country's prime minister, John Key, called the crash "a great tragedy" and sent his sympathies to the families. The students were heading to Tongariro Crossing for a hike.
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