Girl injured in theme park ride upgraded to fair condition

The Associated Press
Tuesday June 11, 2002

OAKLAND – A 4-year-old girl who suffered head injuries when she fell from a ride at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo has been upgraded to fair condition. 

The girl, whom authorities would not identify, initially was placed in the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital Oakland after the accident Saturday. By Monday, she was out of intensive care and doing well, said Susan Martinez, a spokeswoman for the hospital. 

The girl was the second person to fall off the whirling Starfish ride in two years. A 41-year-old woman had minor injuries after falling from the ride last May, prompting park officials to add a second lap bar restraint.