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Siri butt-dial reportedly saves teen trapped under truck

Technically Incorrect: Sam Ray, who had been working on a truck, says it fell on him and trapped his arms. Then he reportedly hears Siri talking and manages to get her to call 911.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.



It seems that Siri can be very helpful. CNET

What can I help you with?

Hey, Siri, could you call 911 because I'm stuck under a really heavy truck.

This, effectively, was the conversation between an 18-year-old man and Apple's little helper, as reported by WZTV.

The action reportedly occurred last month in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sam Ray was working under a truck when it fell on him, trapping his arms, according to WZTV.

Naturally, he didn't turn to Siri first. He shouted for help. No one apparently heard.

Then he reportedly heard Siri muttering from his pocket. It seems he butt-dialed her and she wanted to know how she could help.

The unnamed man said that he manged to "push up on his hip" and then effect a 911 call. His actual maneuver isn't specified in the report, nor is whether his phone was in his front or back pocket.

The good thing is that Siri must have understood his voice (which she isn't yet perfect at) and the dispatchers evidently heard him and proceeded to get him help. Siri appears to understand various emergency-related commands, such as "call" "cops" "police" and "emergency services."

There are no reports as to his current condition, but it's a pleasant reminder of how you might be able to cry for help while all alone and still be heard.