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Girl injured in fall at Chessington World of Adventures emerges from comaSubmitted by Nick Sim on Friday, July 6, 2012 08:30
A girl who fell from the Tomb Blaster queue at Chessington World of Adventures has been brought out of a medically-induced coma, according to reports.
Jessica Blake, who suffered serious head injuries in the fall, is able to talk, according to BBC News. While she is currently unable to walk, the girl is reported to have asked if she can return to the theme park in future.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing an investigation into the cause of the accident. Tomb Blaster is currently closed, and will remain so until the investigation is completed.
Jessica's mother Sarah Archer recently described the incident in an interview, revealing that her daughter had fallen through a gap in the fence surrounding Tomb Blaster's raised queue. This caused her to fall 14 feet to the ground below, suffering a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and broken ribs.
The family of the injured child are organising a concert on July 29 to raise funds to aid her recovery. It will be held at the Royal Clarendon Hotel, Gravesend and will feature a number of well-known bands who have offered to perform for no fee.
Tomb Blaster is a heavily-themed interactive laser gun ride, which sees guests blasting their way through an ancient Egyptian tomb. The waiting area is designed to fit with this theme, with guests queuing around the exterior and interior of the "tomb".