Woman's BMW plunges seven stories in parking garage accident

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The incident happened in Austin, Texas, after the vehicle fell over the edge of the auto park.

That driver, William Burch, had his window down and heard the noise - what he would soon find out was a BMW falling from a parking garage level, seven stories above, as seen in video released by the Austin Police Department on Thursday.

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 auto somehow "went through the wires".

The vehicle had suffered damage before slamming into the ground after hitting a building across the alley on its way down.

An ambulance took the woman to a hospital, but KVUE said yesterday that the woman is "reportedly OK".


This isn't the first time an incident like this happened in this same garage.

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

But the day of Bowmer's crash, the company said that "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". His SUV was caught by barrier wires, leaving the vehicle hanging off the side of the garage. "My foot slipped off the brake", she said. However, the property owner will need to file an extension because they are redesigning the entire cable system. Unfortunately, the unnamed driver of the BMW was able to somehow push through the restraints-the second such incident at that garage in the last 12 months.

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

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