Caught on Camera: Car Plunges From Parking Garage

Caught on Camera: Car Plunges From Parking Garage

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".

As the auto plummets to the floor, a vehicle in the alley below edges forward, avoiding a direct hit.

"I went straight down, and I watched myself in slow motion", Bowmer told the American-Statesman. "I thought it was over". Paramedics called her injuries non-life threatening.

William Burch was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe when Bowmer's auto hurtled to the ground and clipped his vehicle, the Statesman reported.

Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin police said the lady's auto went off the carport close Sixth Street and Brazos Street around 8:30 a.m. July 13.

The driver was rushed to hospital but is expected to be okay, while Burch walked away totally unharmed. He briefly stops just ahead of where the auto impacts on the concrete, dropping forcefully onto Burch's back end. "Two accidents", Daniel Schuster told KXAN. In the closing seconds of the video, bystanders can be seen rushing to lend assistance.

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




A BMW hardtop convertible fell seven stories when its driver mistook the brakes for the gas petal and drove off the edge of the Littlefield Parking Garage in Austin, Texas.

O'Connor was uninjured but his vehicle dangled from the garage for several hours.

GTT Parking, the garage's owner, said a similar incident happened in September 2016 in the same location, but on a different floor in which no one was hurt. His SUV was caught by barrier wires, leaving the vehicle hanging off the side of the garage.

Both incidents raised questions about the reliability of the cables as a a safety retention measure, and in the city's ability to regulate safety in public garages - common fixtures in Austin's booming growth.

A motorist in the USA is surprised to still be alive after a auto falling from a parking garage just missed the vehicle he was in.

"You know that you're about to die", O'Connor said.

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