by Sasikala Radhakrishnan on  June 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM Medico Legal News
British Woman Falls Out Of A Spanish Hotel Window While Sleepwalking
Amy Wigfull, a 24-year-old British woman, fell 50 feet out of a Spanish hotel window while sleepwalking and was put on life support in the intensive care unit.

In the accident, she fractured her back, pelvis, ribs and shoulder and got her lungs and teeth injured. She also bled from her brain.

Amy Wigfull hails from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and was on a family vacation in Malaga to celebrate her mother's 40th birthday when she sustained the fall.

In the wee hours of Sunday, she allegedly walked into the bathroom and jumped 5 storeys out of the window landing on the ground suffering serious injuries.

Ms. Wigfull tested negative for drugs and alcohol in the toxicology tests.

She supposedly needs at least a series of four operations, which the doctors wait to perform after her condition stabilizes.

Her cousin Claire Duffy said: "We think the fact that she was asleep is the reason why she fell so gracefully if you like.

"She wasn't trying to stop herself from falling. It's an isolated incident. She's never done it before.

"Amy doesn't know, she's speaking at the moment, asking, 'What happened mum? Where am I? Why am I in the hospital?'

"She said 'I went to bed, I went to sleep' - that's the last that she knew.

"I'm glad that's the last she knew, because obviously if she was awake when she fell five floors, it's just horrendous."

Ms Wigfull did not pay for her holiday insurance, and so her family plans to raise 20,000 euros to cover her operation cost.

Ms Duffy is overwhelmed at the receipt of donations worth 2,500 so far towards Ms Wigfull's care.

Source: Medindia

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