Girl, 7, recovering after falling out of window in Bristol
- 11 December 2012
- From the section Bristol
A seven-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after falling out of a window two floors up in Bristol.
Tia Walker broke her jaw and injured her legs when the glass gave way at her rented home in the St Paul's area of the city on Saturday afternoon.
Her mother, Kim Bennett says her partner had reported maintenance problems at the flat to their landlord, Places for People, several times.
Places for People said it was investigating the accident.
Ms Bennett said her daughter was sitting on the windowsill and leant back on the glass, which gave way.
She said: "She fell straight out and she must have done several back flips.
"It was lucky the way she landed or she would be dead. I went numb. I was in shock."
She said her partner had rented the flat for about 10 years and had made repeated requests for the single glazed windows at the front of the property to be replaced.
She said: "It's disgusting how they've left it knowing there are young children in the house."
In a statement, Places for People said two recent surveys had been carried out on the property, which found that it met the Decent Homes Standard, and that the windows fully complied with strict Health and Safety standards.
The company said: "We have also reviewed our repairs history and call logs. At no point were any repairs or issues about the windows raised by the customer.
"We are continuing to investigate and are working with the council and other organisations to determine the cause of the incident."