NYC man plunges 40 stories, lands on car, survives. Associated Press Sept 1
NEW YORK — A New York City man who plunged 39 stories from the roof of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.
Witnesses and police say 22-year-old Thomas Magill tried to commit suicide by jumping from the high-rise at West 63rd Street on Tuesday. He landed in the backseat area of a Dodge Charger after crashing through the windshield.
Magill suffered broken legs. Police say he’s in critical condition.
The car’s owner, Guy McCormack, of Old Bridge, N.J., told the Daily News he’s convinced that rosary beads he kept inside the Dodge saved Magill’s life.
Witnesses told police they saw Magill falling past their windows.
He isn’t the only New Yorker to survive a high-rise fall. Window washer Alcides Moreno fell 47 stories from the roof of a skyscraper in December 2007 and doctors expect him to walk again.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us40_story_plunge AP Sept 1.