Man survives fall after he rolls out of bed

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 January, 2007, 12:00am

A drug addict narrowly escaped death yesterday when he fell from his 11th-floor home after rolling out of a window while asleep.

The 34-year-old man fell from the upper level of his bunk bed in his room in Kam Tong Building on Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei. He fell onto a ventilation system of a restaurant located on the canopy of the second floor of the Kam Wah Building next door. His condition was stable last night.

Police said his bed was located beside the window, which had no grille. A police source said the victim was a drug addict and had taken drugs before going to bed. The metal ventilation system absorbed much of the shock of the plunge and was dented by the impact. The victim suffered multiple fractures and wounds to his head and arms.

Fire officers brought him down to the ground and he was conscious when taken to Kwong Wah Hospital.

The case is the second of its kind within a month.

A man surnamed Kok, 22, was killed when he fell from the upper deck of his bunk bed onto the podium of his building in Tuen Mun while asleep on January 7.