Boston University student says first words since New Zealand crash

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Friday, June 1, 2012

A Boston University (BU) student critically injured in a car crash that killed three of her classmates in New Zealand said her first words since waking from a coma, The New Zealand Herald reported.

Meg Theriault asked the nurses for her "mummy" and told her father that she loved him Wednesday, the report stated.

Theriault woke from a six-day, medically induced coma May 18 and was moved to Waikato Hospital's high-dependency unit shortly after to recover, staff at the hospital in Hamilton, on New Zealand's North Island, told the newspaper.

The 21-year-old's mother, Deb Theriault, called her progress "heartening," adding, "There is still a long journey ahead but today [Wednesday] is one of those days we can look back on as being significant."

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