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Manhattan, NY - Man Plunges 40 Stories, Lands Inside Car, Survives

Published on: September 1, 2010 07:51 AM
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Thomas Magill, 22, is seen shortly after miraculously surviving a 39-story fall into a vechicle on West End Ave. on Tuesday. Photo: NY Daily NewsManhattan, NY - A New York City man who plunged 40 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.

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Witnesses and police say 22-year-old Thomas Magill jumped 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.

He 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.

Police are investigating why Magill jumped from the building.

Magill 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 expected him to walk again.



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 Sep 01, 2010 at 08:11 AM benvin Says:

Very sad for the victim. He probably wanted to dye.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 08:17 AM Anonymous Says:

Rosary beads saved his life? Gimme a break!

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 08:22 AM Gefilte Fish Says:

If ones time hasn't come...

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 08:50 AM lol Says:

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benvin Says:

Very sad for the victim. He probably wanted to dye.

Poor he when he found himself alive after his trip down now he will suffer from pain and broken limbs.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:02 AM basmelech Says:

He wanted to die and now he probably has to pay damages to the car's owner! Rosary beads didn't do it, that's for sure. Hashem wanted him to live. Next time he tries this, he should make sure there are no cars down below.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:06 AM Anonymous Says:

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lol Says:

Poor he when he found himself alive after his trip down now he will suffer from pain and broken limbs.

nothing poor about him even by dying he managed to be a schlamazal he should be locked up for life for endangering others and how much would they suffer by seeing this nut jump

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:26 AM Michel Says:

Poor shmuck will now be more depressed than ever. Cant even kill himself right.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:36 AM ShatzMatz Says:

Those Rosary beads sure didn't seem to work for your car. Think about that as you walk everywhere in this heatwave. And don't forget to take your beads with you.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:51 AM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

stop bashing this guy, he obviously was suicidal and suffered from severe depression and needs some major clinical intervention. Perhaps escaping death in such an incredible, miraculous way will be the boost he needs to turn his life around and get the help he needs.

As far as the rosemary beads, we do not know what saved his life, maybe the windshield cushioned his fall, maybe the faith of the car owner in g-d (albeit the wrong one) made hashem protect its occupants.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 10:16 AM mewhoze Says:

maybe he is a super hero, or a cat with 9 lives

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 10:27 AM ad Says:

i dont get it.
how does it happen ?
front window to the back seat????
He landed in the backseat area of a Dodge Charger after crashing through the windshield.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 10:29 AM Anonymous Says:

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basmelech Says:

He wanted to die and now he probably has to pay damages to the car's owner! Rosary beads didn't do it, that's for sure. Hashem wanted him to live. Next time he tries this, he should make sure there are no cars down below.

why should he check to make sure that next time there are no cars below. if its not his time to to go then he simply wont die. your talking from both sides of your mouth

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 10:31 AM Anonymous Says:

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Michel Says:

Poor shmuck will now be more depressed than ever. Cant even kill himself right.

should we call u a schmuk too when you try killing yourself? a bit of sensitivity ! sheesh! where were u guys brought up?

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 10:33 AM Anonymous Says:

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ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

stop bashing this guy, he obviously was suicidal and suffered from severe depression and needs some major clinical intervention. Perhaps escaping death in such an incredible, miraculous way will be the boost he needs to turn his life around and get the help he needs.

As far as the rosemary beads, we do not know what saved his life, maybe the windshield cushioned his fall, maybe the faith of the car owner in g-d (albeit the wrong one) made hashem protect its occupants.

#9: not rosemary - rosary. They're used by Catholics to count through certain prayers.

To everyone else: the owner of the car is attributing the jumper's survival to rosary beads - he's saying that there was some Divine intervention. Don't be so quick to condemn other people's beliefs. Had the owner of the car been Jewish & there was a Sefer in the backseat, would you be scoffing the same way?

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 11:09 AM Anonymous Says:

maybe the faith of the car owner in g-d (albeit the wrong one) made hashem protect its occupants.

PS they believe in the same G-d

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 11:29 AM mj00056 Says:

The beads probably DID in fact save him. Nothing "spiritual", just physically, by cushioning his fall somewhat.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 12:46 PM Anonymous Says:

He wanted to dye. What colour?

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 12:54 PM Mandel Says:

He will sue the owner from the vehicle and get away with it big time....

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 05:27 PM basmelech Says:

I am having a good laugh about a lot of these comments - he wanted to dye - what color? Rosemary beads instead of Rosary beads.

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 Sep 02, 2010 at 01:47 AM Shari Says:

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Michel Says:

Poor shmuck will now be more depressed than ever. Cant even kill himself right.

Extreemly insensitive. Obviously the guy is in alot of pain.

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