- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who plunged 40 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.

Witnesses and police said 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.

Mr. Magill suffered broken legs, and police said he is 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 Mr. Magill’s life.

Police are investigating why Mr. Magill jumped from the building.

Mr. 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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