20-Year-Woman Survives 23-Storey Hotel Fall
A young woman has survived after falling from the 23rd floor of a hotel in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Her fall was broken by a taxi, whose driver got out moments before the impact crushed the roof and shattered the windscreen. Eyewitness said the woman had climbed over a safety barrier and leapt from a restaurant at the top of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano. She was taken to intensive care for treatment for multiple injuries. The woman, who has not been named, is reported to be an Argentine in her 20s. The taxi driver, named by local media as Miguel, said he got out of his vehicle just before the impact after noticing a policeman looking up. "I got out of the car a second before. If I had not got out, I would have been killed," he told Radio 10. "I was only 10 metres from the impact. It made a terrible noise," he added. The Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano overlooks the Obelisk, one of the best known landmarks in Buenos Aires.