According to one of her friends, Shylah Rodden was struggling with the death of her brother when she was hit by the rollercoaster at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday, September 25.
She was reportedly travelling at around 70 kilometers per hour. Ggypo Nawar, a friend of Rodden, posted a message on Facebook last week asking for prayers for the young woman.
Rodden suffered a serious brain injury and broken bones when she was hit by the carriage.
She has been in an induced coma since the incident. Mr Nawar, who is one of her close friends, wrote that she is a “heart of gold” and that she is always there for everyone.
She and her family recently lost their son/brother. I witnessed the pain she was experiencing when she was hit by the rollercoaster, and the Royal Melbourne Hospital confirmed that her condition had changed to serious.
Her friends then set up a fundraising page to help her with her recovery.The campaign has already raised over $10,000.
It is believed that Rodden went on the rollercoaster to retrieve her phone, which had dropped from her pocket.
According to eyewitnesses, she appeared to be fixated on something on the ground when she was hit by the ride. Her family is reportedly considering taking legal action against the operators of the ride.