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Local BU Student Remains In Critical Condition In New Zealand

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A Boston University student seriously injured in a car accident in New Zealand over the weekend remains in critical condition.

Margaret "Meg" Theriault, 21, was among five students injured when their van rolled over on a New Zealand road on the way to a hiking destination. As we've previously reported, three other BU students were killed in the accident.

Theriault remained in intensive care Monday at Waikato Hospital following surgery on Saturday. Her parents, who flew to New Zealand to be with her, said their daughter suffered a serious head injury, a broken right arm and grazes over her body.

"She is a fit and stubborn young woman and we know she is getting the best care," said Todd and Deb Theriault, of Salisbury, in a statement to the Associated Press.

The Newburyport News reports on the BU junior:

Theriault was enrolled in a study abroad program in Sydney, Australia, where she worked as an intern for One Disease at A Time, according to her Facebook page. She reportedly had joined her classmates in New Zealand for the weekend.

BU Today has detailed remembrances of the three students killed in the car crash, and a moving slideshow of Saturday's campus vigil for the victims.

This program aired on May 14, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.



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