Toyota Camry Saves Life of Man Falling 11 Stories

Toyota has some of the safest vehicles out there on the market and is constantly upgrading its active and passive systems to make sure passengers and pedestrians will survive when something bad happens. While they brag about their systems at work with each press release, I’m sure they had no idea one of their Camry can safe the life of a man falling off of a building.
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A window washe,r who remained anonymous, recently fell 11 stories last Friday in San Francisco and those over 100 feet (30 m) ending with in asphalt would have been deadly if it wasn’t for a Toyota Camry being in the right spot at the right moment.

Guess there are so many Camry’s out there now you can’t miss one even if you jump off a cliff.

Jokes aside, the man was still conscious when the paramedics arrived. He was immediately taken to a hospital and remains in critical but stable conditions according to reports. All thanks to that dull 2000s Camry. The driver, Mohammad Alcozai, was inside the car at the moment of impact and escaped uninjured.

However, when you look at the statistics you discover that this case pales in comparison with other free fall survivals. Like JAT stewardess Vesna Vulovic who survived a 33,000 ft (10,000 m) fall on a plane brought down by explosives over Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).

Even though the distance sounds astonishing, the human body will reach its terminal velocity (gravitational force equals air resistance), clocked at 120 mph (200 km/h) after about 12 seconds, or 1,500 ft (450 m) of free falling. After that, the only thing that matters is finding something crumply to land on.

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