Man's Apple Watch calls emergency services after he was involved in car accident

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By Carina Murphy

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An Australian man was - quite literally - saved by his Apple Watch after he was involved in a potentially-life threatening car accident.

In an interview with 9News, Blake Jackson recalled how his iPhone 14 automatically realized something was up after he collided with two large truck tires in Adelaide.

The phone was able to sense that Blake had come to an abrupt stop and, amazingly, it sent a signal to his smartwatch. Jackson's Apple watch then alerted emergency services to send aid.

Talking to the news outlet, Blake explained what was going through his head when he realized he was on course for a crash.

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Apple Watch. Credit: Panther Media GmbH / Alamy

"That's gonna suck for wherever that lands. And then I'm like, 'Oh, it's actually right in front of me now, and nowhere to go.' Nothing. Nothing I could do and just... smash, bang into it,'' he described.

"So I braced, not really knowing how big of an impact it was gonna be or whether it was just gonna bounce off and I'd keep going. I just held on and hoped for the best," the Aussie continued.

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When his car did make contact with the truck tires, the impact was enough to deploy airbags, wreck the front of the car, and leave Blake lying in a daze among the debris.

However, help was on hand. No sooner had the crash happened, than Blake's Apple Watch started vibrating and asking him if he had been in an accident. When he confirmed that he had, the watch called both the emergency services and the emergency contact in his phone.

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Apple Watch. Credit: ifeelstock / Alamy

Blake went on to say that the experience has given him a new appreciation for his Apple Watch - and that he thinks everyone should get one.

He gushed over the device to 9News, saying: "There's the Health ID, which has all your blood type and stuff in there, plus your friends and family contact details."

"It's just impressed me so much that it's phenomenal. I've just got an Apple Watch, and it connected me straight away. I probably hadn't gathered my thoughts enough to think about ringing triple-zero so it did the work for me," he added.

Featured Image Credit:  Panther Media GmbH / Alamy S

Man's Apple Watch calls emergency services after he was involved in car accident

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

An Australian man was - quite literally - saved by his Apple Watch after he was involved in a potentially-life threatening car accident.

In an interview with 9News, Blake Jackson recalled how his iPhone 14 automatically realized something was up after he collided with two large truck tires in Adelaide.

The phone was able to sense that Blake had come to an abrupt stop and, amazingly, it sent a signal to his smartwatch. Jackson's Apple watch then alerted emergency services to send aid.

Talking to the news outlet, Blake explained what was going through his head when he realized he was on course for a crash.

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Apple Watch. Credit: Panther Media GmbH / Alamy

"That's gonna suck for wherever that lands. And then I'm like, 'Oh, it's actually right in front of me now, and nowhere to go.' Nothing. Nothing I could do and just... smash, bang into it,'' he described.

"So I braced, not really knowing how big of an impact it was gonna be or whether it was just gonna bounce off and I'd keep going. I just held on and hoped for the best," the Aussie continued.

More on this story in the report below:

When his car did make contact with the truck tires, the impact was enough to deploy airbags, wreck the front of the car, and leave Blake lying in a daze among the debris.

However, help was on hand. No sooner had the crash happened, than Blake's Apple Watch started vibrating and asking him if he had been in an accident. When he confirmed that he had, the watch called both the emergency services and the emergency contact in his phone.

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Apple Watch. Credit: ifeelstock / Alamy

Blake went on to say that the experience has given him a new appreciation for his Apple Watch - and that he thinks everyone should get one.

He gushed over the device to 9News, saying: "There's the Health ID, which has all your blood type and stuff in there, plus your friends and family contact details."

"It's just impressed me so much that it's phenomenal. I've just got an Apple Watch, and it connected me straight away. I probably hadn't gathered my thoughts enough to think about ringing triple-zero so it did the work for me," he added.

Featured Image Credit:  Panther Media GmbH / Alamy S