Thomas Magill: Falls 39 Stories Onto Car In NYC, Lives! (Video)

September 1, 2010
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Thomas Magill fell 39 stories from a NYC high-rise then landed on a car and lived to tell the tale. Get the unbelievable story here, and see photos and video of him below.

Thomas Magill




If this guy is part cat, he definitely lost one of his nine-lives. The AP reports that a NYC man may have lived through a failed suicide attempt—all thanks to a Dodge Charger that happened to break his fall.

Although it is unclear whether or not the fall was an accident, what happened after he plummeted nearly 40 stories is amazing nonetheless. Guy McCormack’s Dodge Charger just happened to get between Thomas Magill’s body and the pavement this week, but McCormack’s doesn’t think it was a coincidence. He told the NY Daily News that he believes that the rosary he kept in the vehicle may have played a role in the miracle.

Dramatic photos show Magill trapped in the backseat of the Dodge after smashing through the rear windshield. Onlookers report that he screamed out “My leg, my leg!” as rescuers approached the scene. A nearby maintenance worker who witnessed the fall said it is nothing short of a miracle that he was carted off with only two broken legs:

“He came down feet first at like 100 mph…That’s a miracle if I’ve ever seen one. He should be a goner. It was like that movie ‘Unbreakable.’ That was this guy: unbreakable.”

The witness also said the landing made him look like a ‘stuntman,’ and called it ‘amazing.’

A quick search of his Facebook page turns up the line: “I hate my life,” which has prompted many to believe that the jump was in fact a suicide attempt.

Check out some photos of Thomas Magill and his 39 story NYC fall below. See a related video below.

Thomas Magill






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9 Responses to “Thomas Magill: Falls 39 Stories Onto Car In NYC, Lives! (Video)”

  1. 1
    Danity Says:

    wow, someone was looking out for him!

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    Jeanette Says:

    Unbelievable! Maybe I should keep a rosary in my car too.

  3. 3
    Miriamm Says:

    I don’t think his mother was looking Danity, poor woman, some guardian angel this one has

  4. 4
    Joan Says:

    What a fall.. Imagine if someone was in the backseat, they would have been injured or killed as well.

  5. 5
    Rachelle Says:

    Amazing I guess miracles do happen.

  6. 6
    MNW Says:

    It takes someone falling at least 40 stories and living to impress me.

  7. 7
    Jen Says:

    wow, that is insane. MNW funny, inappropriate joke;)

  8. 8
    Jen Says:

    wow, that is insane. MNW funny, inappropriate joke;) LMAO

  9. 9
    Miriam Says:

    Let’s hope no idiot want to copy him, just to get his/ hers 10 minutes of fame