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

Geneva Matthews
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.

Police have released CCTV capturing the moment a BMW plunged from the top floor of a auto park in Austin on July 13, narrowly missing another vehicle that was backing out of the facility below.

After slamming into the ground, the auto hit a passing SUV, but inflicted only minor damage and did not injure its driver.

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.

But besides calling on the city and parking garages to work to prevent incidents like hers from occurring, Bowmer said she was thankful to all the passers-by, paramedics, police and other medical professionals who helped her get through the traumatic aftermath.

The driver was rushed to hospital but is expected to be okay, while Burch walked away totally unharmed.

The incident happened on July 13, with the Austin Police Department releasing the footage on Thursday.

Bowmer says she thought she was going to die.

Littlefield was cited for unsafe conditions for its barrier cable systems in that incident. A barrier wire caught the SUV as it was falling and was left dangling precariously.

After meeting with Austin Code, parking garage owner GTT Parking LP is making changes to improve safety, including looking into redesigning the entire cable system.

The seventh floor, where the July incident happened, is now fenced off with caution tape.

Other reports by VideoGamingPros

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER