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Woman survives 23rd storey hotel jump after waiting taxi breaks her fall

January 25, 2011 - London

A woman, who jumped from the 23rd storey of a Buenos Aires hotel, has managed to survive after a waiting taxi broke her fall.

The 30-year-old woman, who suffered multiple injuries and is being treated in hospital, landed in a sitting position on the driver's side of the car, just moments after he got out of his vehicle, the Daily Mail reported.

Pictures taken showed the impact deeply dented the roof of the vehicle and shattered the windscreen.

The taxi driver, who gave his name as Miguel, said he saw a policeman looking up and that prompted him to get out just before the driver's side of the car was smashed by the woman's body.

Another taxi driver, Juan Carlos Candame said that he saw the woman climb over a barrier and jump.

The woman jumped from the top of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano, where a restaurant overlooks the landmark Obelisk in central Buenos Aires.


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