Video captures car's 7-story plunge from Texas parking garage, Latest News

Marie Harrington
August 13, 2017

But it was not the only near-death incident at Littlefield Parking Garage on touristy 6th Street in downtown Austin.

Police in Austin, Texas, have released footage of a auto plunging seven storeys from a multi-storey auto park and narrowly missing another vehicle.

Austin police Cpl. Chris Carlisle told the American-Statesman said that unlike the O'Connor crash in which the cables broke, in the latest incident the vehicle somehow "went through the wires".

Miraculously, the BMW driver escaped with only minor injuries after her auto violently slammed into the floor and hit another vehicle below.

The woman was reportedly taken to a nearby medical centre after suffering serious injuries.

A similar accident occurred at the same garage September 9, 2016 when a 24-year-old man crashed through the barriers on the top level.

CBS Austin reports that code enforcement officers will be urging the parking structure's owners to replace the cable barriers with concrete.

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The cables are hanging just as they were after the crash on July 13th.

After the previous incident, we engaged a structural engineer to review the situation, and repairs to the safety barriers were performed according to his recommendation. "My foot slipped off the brake", she said.

William Burch was driving his SUV out of a parking lot in Austin, Texas about a month ago when a BMW suddenly fell from the seventh floor onto his auto.

Temporary safeguards in the form of water-filled barriers have been put in place along the alley side of the garage where there are cables.

Burch and other witnesses then rushed to help the woman inside.

Bowmer says she thought she was going to die.

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