Thursday 12 December 2019

Window cleaner survives roof plunge

Police look over a car with a caved-in roof after a window cleaner fell at least 11 storeys on to the moving vehicle in San Francisco (AP)
Police look over a car with a caved-in roof after a window cleaner fell at least 11 storeys on to the moving vehicle in San Francisco (AP)

A San Francisco window cleaner has survived after falling 11 storeys from a rooftop on to a moving car.

A police spokeswoman said the man was conscious when officers arrived and was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Police said the motorist was making a left turn when the window cleaner fell on to the roof of the car. The driver of the Toyota Camry was not injured.

The man fell from the roof of a building in San Francisco's financial district and not from a window cleaning platform. Blood, glass and a shoe were in the street as onlookers watched police work.

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