Caught On Camera: Car Falls From Parking Garage, Barely Misses 2nd Car

Posted August 13, 2017

An Austin, Texas parking lot is finally getting some permanent repairs after three drivers drove their cars through flimsy retaining wires from upper floors.

Almost one month after a woman's vehicle plunged seven stories off the side of a Downtown Austin, Texas parking garage, police have released shocking video that shows the impact.

Police said she mistaked the gas for the brake and pushed right through barriers on the uppermost level of the garage. The driver of the BMW sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, reports Statesman Media, after the vehicle crashed through a barrier and nosedived back to ground level, luckily smashing into the floor with its chief crumple zone first, which may well have saved the driver's life.

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

The video of the incident, containing no audio, was recently released by the Austin Police Department.

A similar incident occurred at the same garage in September 2016. Both the driver of the BMW and the driver of the Tahoe were reportedly okay after the incident.

Police said they are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.

In a clip, the vehicle falls out of the sky, crashing into the back of Burch's SUV and lands upside down.

Bowmer is back to walking, but she can not stand for long periods of time - leaving her husband Joe to pick up duties around the house in Cedar Park, an Austin suburb.

According to Fox 7, city code enforcement is working with the building's owners and engineers to bring the garage's cable system into compliance.

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. However, the property owner will need to file an extension because they are redesigning the entire cable system.