Magill’s father, Thomas Sr., sent friends a text message, asking them to “pray for my son.”
“He’s stable now. We can only hope he’ll be okay,” the father said after doctors briefed him on his son’s surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Magill, whose family lives on Staten Island, was once listed as a resident of the Manhattan building, West End Towers at 75 West End Ave. Neighbors said he studied music at Fordham University.
“I hate my life,” says his Facebook page. Under the category “bio,” he posted, “I’m over it,” and he listed “being mean” and “making fun of people” as interests.
Police sources said investigators believe he jumped from a 39th-floor window or balcony at 10:45 a.m. He landed in the car’s backseat and trunk area, twisted like a pretzel.
“He had his hands up in the air, like flailing,” Petrocelli said. “Just when he’s about to land, there was a boom and glass flying all over.
“The car saved his life,” Petrocelli surmised. “He landed in there like a stunt man. It was amazing.”
Magill hit so hard that his royal-blue Keds sneakers were knocked off his feet and one landed on the windshield of a car parked behind McCormack’s Dodge.
“I’m shocked that he did that. He’s an amazing kid,” said Magill’s Staten Island neighbor Francine Denardo. “He seemed so happy. He seemed so joyful.”
Hopefully he won’t feel like a failure for botching his own suicide and recognizes this miracle for what it is.