“The husband of a woman who was struck by the blast that claimed 22 victims in Manchester on Monday has said her mobile phone may have saved her life,” Alexandra Topping reports for The Guardian. “Lisa Bridgett, 45, was speaking into her iPhone after the Ariana Grande concert when the explosion sent a steel nut towards her head.”
“Bridgett, who manages a boatyard in Pwllheli, North Wales, lost a finger when the nut struck and smashed her phone, and her husband Steve, 45, said she was ‘very lucky to be alive,'” Topping reports. “He said he believed the smashed phone had slowed down the nut, and diverted its trajectory. Bridgett, who was at the concert with her daughter and her daughter’s friend, sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured ankle and a large wound on her thigh. She had surgery on Tuesday and was due to have another operation.”
“Her husband said: ‘The fact that she was on the phone at the time probably saved her life. The nut has hit her phone, which has more than likely not only diverted it but also slowed it down considerably,'” Topping reports. “‘This may seem a bit graphic but at the end of the day it’s a reality,” said her husband. ‘She will make a full recovery although I don’t think the finger will grow back.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good to see the husband’s sence of humor is somehow still intact.
Thankfully, Apple’s iPhone helped save another life.
We expect Apple will be contacting the Bridgett’s to replace Lisa’s iPhone with any model she chooses.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Applemacaron,” “Elboe,” and “David G.” for the heads up.]