Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Video of vehicle falling seven stories from garage released by police

A screenshot of the video which shows the impact after a vehicle plunged off the side of a parking garage in July A screenshot of the video which shows the impact after a vehicle plunged off the side of a parking garage in July
Erik Tate | 13 August, 2017, 01:08

The footage taken by security camera's in the parking garage shows the SUV entering the parking lot to make a U-turn and driving away from the site when the overturned BMW suddenly falls from above.

Police say the July 13 accident happened when a woman drove her vehicle through retention wires on the seventh floor, hit a building across the street and plunged to the alley below.

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

Burch's window was down, and in terrifying fashion, he quickly learned what the source of the noise was: a BMW sedan falling seven stories to the ground.

The driver suffered serious injuries in the incident, but she did survive. Bowmer later told an officer she believed she must have mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake and broke through the cables, the report said.

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Burch, who was on the phone with his mother at the time of the freak accident, was not injured. "I just immediately just put it in drive and started driving forward, and as I started driving forward, the vehicle landed on me".

The frequency of the two incidents shined a spotlight on permitting rules in Austin that allow structures like parking garages to face little oversight once their plans get the go-ahead from the city. In the surveillance video clip, Burch drives through the alley and executes a U-turn, heading in the opposite direction. Both the driver of the BMW and the driver of the Tahoe were reportedly okay after the incident.

Littlefield was cited for unsafe conditions for its barrier cable systems in that incident. Temporary safeguards in the form of water filled barriers have been put into place where cable barriers remain.

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

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