How Siri Saved a Man's Life
Siri's roadside assistance may have saved the life of one Tennessee teen.
Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray was unable to call for help when his truck pinned him to the ground after a jack collapsed as he was making repairs, reports NBC Washington. Fortunately, as Ray struggled, his iPhone activated Siri, Apple's built-in voice activated assistant.
Ray was able to instruct Siri to call 911 while still trapped under the truck. At first, the dispatcher thought the call for help had been a pocket dial. However, when she heard screams for help, she sent crews to rescue Ray.
Ray was trapped under the truck for 40 minutes, and suffered broken ribs, a bruised kidney, cuts and a concussion. If Siri had not activated, the damage could easily have been much worse. Ultimately, Siri's heroics may have saved Ray's life – and turned him into an Apple lifer.
"I guess I'm stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life," Ray told NBC Washington. "I owe them that."
Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor.