Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall 

click to enlarge A San Francisco policeman photographs the scene where a window washer fell 11 stories onto a moving car Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in San Francisco. Police said the San Francisco window washer has survived the fall. The man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was transported to a hospital with critical injuries. - AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERG
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  • A San Francisco policeman photographs the scene where a window washer fell 11 stories onto a moving car Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in San Francisco. Police said the San Francisco window washer has survived the fall. The man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was transported to a hospital with critical injuries.

A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when his family speaks to him.

The man's name and city of residence has not been released.

San Francisco General Hospital released a statement from his family, who asked to not be identified.

Police said the man was moving equipment on the roof of a bank building in San Francisco's financial district and not on a window-washing platform when he fell at 10 a.m. last Friday.

In the statement, the family thanked a nurse and firefighters who helped him.

The man, who has a wife and three daughters, remains in critical condition but is doing better than doctors expected, according to the statement.

No one else was injured, including the driver of the car the man fell on.

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