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Siri-ous Situation

“I could feel myself slipping,” Sam Ray, 18, said. “I was starting to accept that I wouldn’t get out.” Ray had been working on his pickup truck at his Rutherford County, Tenn., home, when it slipped off the jack and fell on him, pinning him to the garage floor. No one else was home to hear his screams for help. His phone was in his back pocket, but he couldn’t reach it. He managed to press his butt into the phone to activate the phone’s voice command system, Siri, and tell it to call 911. He couldn’t hear the dispatcher’s questions, so he just screamed for help, and repeated his address again and again. “That was the best thing he could have done,” said dispatcher Christina Lee, who answered the call. Firefighters rescued Ray, and he was hospitalized in “good” condition. Ray plans to be loyal to the phone brand that saved him. “I guess I’m stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life,” he said. (RC/Nashville Tennessean) ...He nearly was.
Original Publication Date: 06 September 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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