A TEENAGE girl left fighting for life after falling from the attic window of her home remains in intensive care, where her condition is said to have stabilised.

Kimberly Dixon, 16, is still critically ill with the terrible injuries suffered when she fell through the open top-floor window of her home in Greenbank Road, Darlington, last Thursday evening.

Her fall was witnessed by three other children - her 14-year-old brother and two teenage friends - who were in the house at the time. Her distraught mother, Clair, found her lying unconscious outside.

Kimberly, who was in her GCSE year at Carmel RC College, was taken to the Memorial Hospital with injuries including a fractured skull, broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, a broken leg and internal injuries. Doctors hope that when she shows signs of recovery she can be moved to the James Cook Hospital, at Middlesbrough, for specialist treatment. They have warned that she will need treatment for many months.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

Friends and neighbours of the family reacted with shock to what happened.

A family friend said: "Kimberly is really nice, just a normal kid. This has come as a big shock to everyone. She was outside on Thursday afternoon washing the car, we were just speaking to her then. We hope she'll get better really soon."