A woman who was severely injured after she was hit by a rollercoaster at the Melbourne Royal Show on September 25 has made a small step toward recovery.
According to a representative from the hospital where she was taken, her condition has now moved from critical to “serious.”
The incident, which happened at an estimated speed of around 70 kilometers per hour, left Ms Rodden with broken bones and a brain injury.
It is believed that she had been trying to retrieve her phone after it had dropped from her pocket.
Eyewitnesses said she appeared to be fixated on something on the ground as she walked toward the rollercoaster tracks.
A video of the incident, which was posted on TikTok, showed Ms Rodden falling to the ground after she was dragged around nine meters into the air.
It is believed that she might have accidentally entered the restricted area to retrieve her phone. T
he rollercoaster was reopened on Tuesday after an inspection carried out by WorkSafe.