If a butt dial saves teen lives, then you have to wonder what else Apple’s Siri could do. When Sam Ray had a truck accident which left him pinned underneath a heavy vehicle, he found out exactly how an Apple iPhone could be a lifesaver. But the teen thanks God for the miracle, which allowed him to live.
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The story about how a butt dial saves teen lives is actually a month old. Earlier in 2015, 18-year-old Sam Ray said he became pinned underneath his 1998 Black Dodge Dakota at his Rutherford County residence while trying to investigate a problem.
“I had a funny noise underneath that I thought needed attention,” he said. “So I got underneath there and located the noise.”
The jack Ray was using suddenly broke and sent the 2.5 ton vehicle crashing down onto his chest.
“It felt like my leg was breaking because I could feel it bending,” Ray said.
Unfortunately, no one was home at the time, and he could not see anyone on the road. The teen’s left hand was pinned and all he could do was use his right hand bang a tire iron against the truck in order to gain attention.
“I could feel myself slipping,” he said. “I was starting to accept that I wouldn’t get out.”
Ray realized he needed a miracle to save his life and he started praying.
And that’s when Siri suddenly asked, “What can I help you with?” At first, Ray did not realize Siri was sending him a lifeline, but then he realized help would not come in any other form. So he purposefully tried doing a butt dial again in order to use Siri.
“You know when Siri goes off at the most inopportune time? I was like, ‘Why are you going off?’ ” Ray said. “I said, ‘Call 911,’ and that was all it said.”
Christina Lee, a dispatcher with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said they had trouble communicating after the butt dial.
“We get a lot of pocket dials, and I thought it was a pocket dial at first. But then I heard the screams for help,” Lee said, according to the Tennessean. “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.”
Sam Ray was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by firefighters after being trapped under the heavy truck for about 40 minutes.
Rick Miller, Vanderbilt’s chief of trauma and surgical care, said Ray suffered several broken ribs, a bruised kidney, cuts, a concussion and burns to his left arm. Regardless, he called Ray lucky.
“Sometimes these crush injuries can be devastating and can kill you,” Miller said. “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.”
If a butt dial saves teen lives, you have to wonder what others stories 911 dispatchers have to tell. Lee says the whole situation was just “scary” and the butt dial rescue was really a “shot in the dark.” She says she kept on yelling hoping Ray could hear.
Looking back, Sam Ray believes God must have him here for a reason or a purpose.
“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 said, according to WSMV.
Ray plans on following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a pastor after finishing college. In addition, he also tried thanking Siri for the butt dial rescue, and she simply asked for what.
“It’s modest, it’s just a modest machine,” Ray said.
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