Apple’s voice-activated assistant Siri may have saved the life of Tennessee teenager Sam Ray after he was pinned underneath his truck and unable to reach his phone.
Sam Ray was alone when the truck he was fixing fell on him, but he remembered his phone was in his back pocket.
The teenage used his bottom to activate Siri, which called emergency services.
“I could feel myself slipping,” he told local newspaper the Tennessean on August 14.
“I was starting to accept that I wouldn’t get out.”
The dispatcher was able to locate Sam Ray’s home in a suburb of Nashville by triangulating the signal from his mobile phone.
Rescue workers pulled Sam Ray from underneath the truck, and he quickly was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
He was seriously hurt in the July incident, suffering several broken ribs, a bruised kidney, cuts, a concussion and burns to his left arm. He has since recovered.
Sam Ray had been thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy phone, but the accident has changed things.
“I guess I’m stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life,” Sam Ray said.
“I owe them that.”