“Sam Ray was alone when the truck he was fixing fell on him, but he remembered his phone was in his back pocket,” BBC News reports. “Mr Ray used his bottom to activate Siri, which called emergency services.”
“The dispatcher thought it was mistaken call at first but soon heard Mr Ray’s cries for help,” The Beeb reports. “‘I could feel myself slipping,’ Ray told his local newspaper the Tennessean on Friday. ‘I was starting to accept that I wouldn’t get out.’
“The dispatcher was able to locate Mr Ray’s home in a suburb of Nashville by triangulating the signal from his mobile phone,” The Beeb reports. “He was seriously hurt in the July incident, suffering several broken ribs, a bruised kidney, cuts, a concussion and burns to his left arm. He has since recovered.”
“Mr Ray had been thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy phone, but the accident has changed things,” The Beeb reports. “‘I guess I’m stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life,’ Mr Ray said. ‘I owe them that.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: He was thinking of a Samsung phone, then a truck fell on him and knocked some sense into him. Some sense, not all. Perhaps a VW bug or something can finish the job: Nobody’s “stuck” with an iPhone, they’re only stuck with poor, insecure iPhone knockoffs until they get a clue.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “CaptainWhizz” for the heads up.]