This Man Survived A 39-Story Fall By Landing On A Dodge

Thomas Magill apparently attempted to end his 22 years of life by jumping off a high-rise building on the West Side of New York yesterday, only to survive by landing on a 2008 Dodge Charger parked 39 floors below.

Thomas Magill is a 22-year-old New Yorker not unlike most twentysomething New Yorkers, according to his Facebook page. He studied English at Fordham University, and had a job as a "stylist" at Club Monaco until recently. His family's from Staten Island, but the New York Daily News says he once lived in the building he jumped off of yesterday.

There are a few bits that stick out, like on his "Favorite Quotations" page where he includes these two comments.

This Man Survived A 39-Story Fall By Landing On A Dodge

It seems significant in hindsight, but there's no way to know outside of the context. Also, "the ferry docks in period water" is a strange statement. Most tellingly, he apparently really likes The Decemberists and his interests include "Making Fun of People" and "Being Mean."

This Man Survived A 39-Story Fall By Landing On A Dodge

According to witnesses, Magill flailed on his way down before landing feet first on the red Charger, crushing the roof and breaking the glass. The owner of the car's a construction worker from New Jersey who claims a set of rosary beads in the car are "what saved him."

Magill was in critical condition Tuesday night, undergoing surgery for two broken legs

Photo Credit: Daniel Shapiro NYPost

(Hat tip to Ruthless013!)