A SIX-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a coma after a huge concrete and marble fireplace fell on her in the family living room.
Alexa-Leigh Blakemore suffered serious injuries including a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after the devastating accident on September 10.
The youngster remains in a critical but stable condition at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Her horrified parents Keiran Blakemore and Elle Williams told how they had been begging their landlord to starts repairs in their property before their daughter’s life hung in the balance.
They believe the huge fireplace fell due to crumbling plaster.
The dad explained how he had been on the couch feeding his five-week-old baby when tragedy struck.
“Alexa-Leigh was doing her thing like she normally does, running around and playing like the happy little girl she is,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I was concentrating on feeding my baby but I could see her out of the corner of my eye.”
He said he heard a “crash” and realised the fireplace had fallen on the little girl.
“There was a lot of blood.
“This fireplace is like a concrete and marble thing and to move it I would have to walk it across the floor, but when it happened I have never lifted anything so quick, I moved it like it was a piece of paper.
“Within 10 seconds I was shouting in the street for help, and the ambulance came within two and a half minutes.”
Alexa-Leigh was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull, a fractured eye socket, a fractured wrist, and most concerningly, bruising on the brain.
Doctors told the distraught dad that the force of the falling fireplace would have “knocked out a bull”.
The six-year-old has had fluid drained from her brain as surgeons battle to reduce pressure and remains in a medically induced coma.