Ilford man still critical after window jump to escape fire
A man who was forced to jump for his life out of his burning home is still in a critical condition in hospital more than two weeks later.
The man had to smash a first-floor window and leap out after a fire broke out.
The blaze happened on August 23 at about 7pm at a house in Coventry Road, Ilford.
Bystanders tried to help and told the man to use a towel to stop himself from getting hurt.
A neighbour who lives opposite the house ran to help him with a ladder after hearing the screams.
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But he had to jump through the smashed double-glazed window before he could be rescued.
He needed emergency medical aid at the roadside before the ambulance crew reached the scene.
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He is in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, and is still in a critical condition after being admitted with serious burns and a head injury.