Thomas Magill, 22, was conscious Tuesday when emergency crews arrived and found his contorted body in the back seat of the red Dodge Charger that broke his fall.
told the New York Daily News. "That's a miracle if I've ever seen one. He should be a goner."
Magill was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken leg, a collapsed lung and a shattered ankle. Witnesses told the paper he was very much awake and screaming about the pain in his leg as a medical team pulled him from the car.
Police told The Associated Press that Magill, a recent graduate of Fordham University in New York, had jumped from the building in an apparent suicide attempt.
On his Facebook page, Magill had written, "I'm over it," according to the Daily News. The paper said his listed "interests" included "being mean" and "making fun of people." His Facebook profile has since been blocked.