Friday, September 3, 2010

Thomas Magill Falls 39 Stories From New York City Building, Lands on Car, Survives

A man fell several stories from a building and lived after landing on a parked car in the Upper West Side on Tuesday morning, the FDNY said. Thomas Magill, 22, fell from the residential building at 75 West End Ave. just before 10:45 a.m. and landed on the back window and trunk of a red 2008 Dodge Charger.A New York man plunged 39 stories from a Manhattan apartment building and crash-landed on a parked sports car. The car was totaled, but the man survived.

Thomas Magill, 22, was conscious Tuesday when emergency crews arrived and found his contorted body in the back seat of the red Dodge Charger that broke his fall."He came down feet-first at like 100 mph," Andrew Petrocelli, a passer-by who witnessed the fall, told the New York Daily News. "That's a miracle if I've ever seen one. He should be a goner."

Magill was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken leg, a collapsed lung and a shattered ankle. Witnesses told the paper he was very much awake and screaming about the pain in his leg as a medical team pulled him from the car.

"I can't believe this. My car saved his life," Guy McCormack, a construction worker who had parked the car on the street while he worked nearby, told the New York Post. McCormack said Magill had landed in his wife's car.

Police told The Associated Press that Magill, a recent graduate of Fordham University in New York, had jumped from the building in an apparent suicide attempt.

On his Facebook page, Magill had written, "I'm over it," according to the Daily News. The paper said his listed "interests" included "being mean" and "making fun of people." His Facebook profile has since been blocked.

via Thomas Magill Falls 39 Stories From New York City Building, Lands on Car, Survives.

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