MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Tennessee teenager is recovering after he suffered severe injuries when a truck fell on top of him.
Sam Ray, 18, was working under his truck, which was lifted up on a jack in the driveway of his family’s home.
He called his father for advice before putting his phone in his back pocket.
As he tried to slide out from under the car, the nearly 5,000 pound truck fell on top of him.
His arms were trapped, so he couldn’t call for help.
Ray yelled for help, but he was home alone.
“It was kind of the realization that, ‘What in the world just happened?’ and ‘Oh my gosh, this could be the end,” he said.
At that point, he heard a voice coming from his phone.
Ray had pushed up on his hip, which activated Siri.
He immediately asked the voice to call 911.
After several tries, he heard a dispatcher on the line.
“The greatest thing he did was keep saying his address, so we could get everybody there,” said Christina Lee.
“He had broken the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth ribs, which are lower ribs, and then he probably crushed his kidney, and so his kidney was torn and bruised,” said Dr. Richard Miller, the chief of trauma at Vanderbilt .
Ray continues to recover from the accident, but says he doesn’t know what would have happened if Siri hadn’t been activated.