How an accidental Siri butt dial saved the life of an 18-year-old

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Siri may have some issues when it comes to understanding what you're saying, but when your life is on the line, it turns out she can be pretty handy. At least that seems to be the takeaway from a recent heroic effort by Siri that probably saved the life of a 18-year-old man in Mufreesboro, Tennessee, WZTV Fox 17 reports.

The man was working under his truck when it fell on him, trapping him underneath.

He called for help, but was alone, and no one could hear him. That's when Siri helped out.

The man heard Siri talking in his pocket and was able to "push up on his hip" and call 911. Vanderbilt University Medical Center's trauma team and paramedics did take over after that, but we know who the real hero is here: Siri. Perhaps we should add "life-saving" to our list of cool things you didn't know Siri could do.

Of course, it's worth pointing out that maybe Siri just likes calling 911. If you tell Siri to "charge my phone 100%," it automatically dials emergency services.

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A woman displays 'Siri', voice-activated assistant technology, on an Apple iPhone 4S in Taipei on July 30, 2012. Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against US tech giant Apple, claiming the company's Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents. AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENG (Photo credit should read Mandy Cheng/AFP/GettyImages)
A woman tries to use 'Siri' voice-activated assistant software built into the Apple iPhone 4S March 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. An iPhone 4S buyer has sued Apple for promising more than it delivered. A suit filed in a California federal court argued that Apple advertising touting the wonders of Siri amounted to 'intentional misrepresentation' and unfair competition, according to documents available online Tuesday. Lawyers representing a New York City man who bought an iPhone 4S want class action status to represent millions of people who bought the latest generation Apple smartphone. The suit included Apple -- which runs showing people asking Siri to help them find restaurants, learn chords to songs, tie neck ties, and even figure out if there is a rodeo in town -- had disappointed some users. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden on October 14, 2011 in London, England. The widely anticipated new mobile phone from Apple has seen customers queue in cities around the world for hours to be amongst the first to buy the device. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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