The taxi driver, Miguel Cajal, told the C5N television station that he jumped out of the car because he saw a policeman stopping traffic and looking up. Moments later, the driver’s side of the car was smashed by the woman’s body.
Another taxi driver, Juan Carlos Candame, told Associated Press Television News that he saw the woman climb over a railing at the edge of the building and appear to exchange a few words with someone before jumping into the void.
“I looked up and I saw a girl that was going over the railing while another person was talking to her,” Candame said. “Then she walked to the edge, went back to talk to the other person, then she turned around and she jumped.”
The woman plunged from the top of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano, where a restaurant overlooks the landmark Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires.