Transcript for Window Washer Survives 11-Story Fall in San Francisco
There it is, this is what happens when a man falls 11 stories and lands on top of your car. The window washer is in the hospital, and the car owner in his own words is telling us what it was like when the unthinkable happened. Matt Gutman reports. Reporter: In Hollywood action flicks, you rarely survive falls like this. But somehow a window washer in San Francisco Friday morning did. Plummeting 11 stories right past pedestrians, smashing into the roof of Mohammad Al Co Zion's car. The thud of the body on to the car. Just a huge boom. Reporter: Police say the window washer bounced off the car and on to the pavement. After he rushed to help the man, he looked back at his car. When I turned around, I saw my car. It was pressed. Reporter: Police say it's miraculous that pedestrians were spared. Everyone that was on the ground level is very lucky. Reporter: As was the window washer. That camry apparently partially breaking his fall. It appears that's what helped him out. Reporter: Look up in any city in America, and these professional daredevils are on the buildings. I was with a crew in Miami 400 feet up. But before they let me into their office, the crew gave me a safety briefing, providing a number of fail saves. This is your working line, this is your emergency line. Reporter: But the leading cause of accidents, like the one that brought lower Manhattan to a standstill earlier this month, is faulty cables. After two tortuous hours, that pair was rescued from the just-opened world trade center. They were unhurt. But that San Francisco window washer, not as lucky. Authorities say he is still in critical condition. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, Los Angeles. I'm petrified of heights. Absolutely. Never do that job. It's amazing that he survived. And send him good vibes from here in New York.
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