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'Butt Dial' Saves Teen Trapped Under Car After 'Siri' Gets 911

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By    |   Monday, 17 Aug 2015 08:18 AM

A "butt dial" saved a Tennessee teen after his car fell from a jack, trapping him beneath and pinning his arms so he couldn't reach his iPhone in his back pocket. Luckily, the Apple "Siri" voice function activated and he was able to press against the phone to get it to dial 911.

Sam Ray, 18, of Rutherford County, told authorities his Dodge Dakota fell on top of him outside his home while he was working on it, according to The Tennessean.

"We get a lot of pocket dials, and I thought it was a pocket dial at first," said Rutherford County dispatcher Christina Lee. "But then I heard the screams for help. … The map got to his street ... it got pretty close. But he was yelling his address, and that was the best thing he could have done."

Emergency crews arrived to get the vehicle off of Ray, according to WSMV-TV, and he was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's trauma unit with several broken ribs, a crushed kidney and burns.

Rick Miller, chief of trauma and surgical care at Vanderbilt, told The Tennessean that Ray was lucky to have survived.

"Sometimes these crush injuries can be devastating and can kill you," said Miller. "This story is definitely unique to modern-day technology. I've never heard of a story where you can figure out a way to use Siri to call 911 and get yourself rescued."

Ray joked that he tried to call Siri to express his gratitude.

"It's modest, it's just a modest machine," said Ray, whose father is the pastor at Heartland Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

"To survive and to be able to walk out, I have a great family and friends that are willing to pray and a God that will help me," Ray told WSMV-TV on Friday.

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A "butt dial" saved a Tennessee teen after his car fell from a jack, trapping him beneath and pinning his arms so he couldn't reach his iPhone in his back pocket. Luckily, the Apple "Siri" voice function activated and he was able to press against the phone to get it to dial 911.
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