Car's 7-story fall from Austin parking garage

Casey Dawson
August 13, 2017

A driver has survived a frightening plunge after driving her vehicle off the edge of a seven-storey auto park in Texas.

Austin Police released surveillance footage of the incident from July 13 in a downtown parking garage.

Her care went through retention wires on the seventh floor and hit the building across the alley as it fell, rupturing a gas line.

The video, released Thursday, shows the auto bouncing off the pavement into a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, then rolling upside down in the alley.

Authorities said the unnamed woman did not appear to be intoxicated and was sent to a local medical centre to be treated for potentially serious injuries.

Local reports claim this is the second time a auto has broken through the barriers at the Austin vehicle park.

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

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The garage owner reportedly said that these are the only two incidents like this to have occurred on the grounds. "My foot slipped off the brake", she said.

A man drove through the barrier cables which wrapped around his tires, suspending his vehicle from the ninth floor.

Austin Code reports the property owner has been in contact with several engineering firms to perform the repairs and upgrades, with several proposals received last week.

Burch and other witnesses rush to help the woman inside.

Bowmer says the wires that serve as walls in the parking garage made her "freak out".

Bowmer, who could not be reached by The Post, is looking to take legal action, though no suit has been filed yet, the paper said.

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