A teenager miraculously survived after falling 23 floors from a high rise balcony after a macho stunt to “impress a girl”.
Lovestruck Alexander Shadrin, 16, fell was conscious when paramedics arrived at the scene.The Russian teenager had climbed over the railing of the balcony at his home in Novosibirsk, Siberia prove his bravado to a female friend, said eyewitnesses to the Siberian Times.
to tBut he could not hold on and went crashing to certain death – but for the Renault Logan parked below.
Shadrin suffered ‘serious injuries’ but is stable in intensive care, said reports.
Pictures from the scene show the roof of the car buckled and the rear window smashed.
But the Renault saved the boy by “cushioning his fall”, according to reports.
The teenager “climbed over the balcony rails, clung on for sometime, but then couldn’t hang on any longer, and fell onto a car parked below,” said the Novosibirsk branch of the Investigative Committee, Russian equivalent of the FBI.
The driver was not inside his vehicle at the time, reported The Siberian Times.