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Old 01-24-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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The woman landed in a sitting position on the roof of a taxi whose driver got out just before the impact deeply dented his roof and shattered the windshield.

The woman, a 30-year-old Argentine, was rushed to the nearby Hospital Argerich, where she was being operated on for injuries including internal bleeding and broken hips and ribs, Alberto Crescenti, director of Argentina's Emergency Medical System, told the government news agency Telam. He estimated that she fell nearly 100 meters (330 feet).

Authorities: Argentine woman plunges from 23rd floor of hotel, hits taxi roof and survives - 1/24/2011 12:55:34 PM | Newser
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Is it that difficult to get a taxi in Argentina that you have to jump on it and claim it, as soon as you see one regardless where you're at.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Plus she was in too big of a hurry to take the elevator?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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This may alter my eventual suicide plan once again! Drat!

First, Congresswoman Giffords suvives a bullet going through her head, and now a woman survives a 23 story fall.

My plan was to teeter on a balcony railing, shoot, then fall as a back-up plan.

I'm now going to switch the locale to a steep cliff near Big Sur, CA, and pray the hungry sharks aren't too finicky when they locate my body!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri
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Maybe I'm sensitive to this subject since my mom committed suicide by shooting herself in the head, but I think she obviously was trying to kill herself. I don't find that particularly funny. God intervened for her. I hope she gets the help she needs emotionally as she heals from her horrific injuries caused from the landing on the taxi. How fortunate she is to be alive, although she probably doesn't feel that way right now. Prayers being sent.
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