Monday, September 24The Voice of London

Pedestrian Hit By Sofa Falling From Luxury Hotel In Central London

A man is fighting for his life after being struck by a sofa that fell from the W Hotel on Wardour Street, near Leicester Square.

Words: Mariya Savova

Source: Flickr
The W Hotel has 11 executive penthouses on the top level of the building. Photo credit: Michael Rosenquest / Flickr

One witness told The Sun: “He looked like his face had been ripped off. It was raining and where the drops were hitting his face it was making him scream in agony.”

Police said the man was transported to Royal London hospital in Whitechapel by air ambulance and was in a critical but stable condition.

A W Hotel spokesman confirmed there was an accident outside but said that the furniture fell from one of the eleven privately-owned penthouses on the building’s roof, The Sun informed.

A spokeswoman for Knight Frank, the property company that manages the executive penthouses, said that the firm will fully cooperate with the ongoing police investigation and denied further comment.