”On Sept. 9, 2016, a 24-year-old man crashed through the barriers on the top level of the same parking garage.
BMW falls off downtown Austin parking garage View as list View as gallery Open Gallery BMW that fell off 7th floor of downtown Austin parking garage on July 13, 2017.
(KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey) BMW driver falls off 7th floor garage in downtown Austin on July 13, 2017.
(KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey) Car falls off parking garage in downtown Austin on July 13, 2017.
(Courtesy: James San Miguel) BMW that fell off 7th floor of downtown Austin parking garage on July 13, 2017.
as mentioned in AUSTIN (KXAN) — The gripping surveillance video begins with an SUV making a slow turnaround in a downtown alley, before suddenly braking as the driver hears a noise.
Police said the woman driving the BMW, who had serious injuries from the crash, mistook the gas pedal for the brakes and crashed through the parking garage barriers.
Safety improvements made since the incidentsAfter meeting with Austin Code, parking garage owner GTT Parking LP is making changes to improve safety, including looking into redesigning the entire cable system.
Austin Code says its made several visits to the site with the property owner’s representative, engineer, building official and city engineer.
A woman KXAN spoke with who uses the parking garage said, “Good to know they’re looking at a redesign and we need that.
Watch: Woman’s BMW plunges seven stories in center car-park garage accident
as mentioned in Austin police released video of a car falling seven stories from a parking garage on July 13.
William Burch was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe when Bowmer’s car hurtled to the ground and clipped his vehicle, the Statesman reported.
But it was not the only near-death incident at Littlefield Parking Garage on touristy 6th Street in downtown Austin.
William O’Connor’s vehicle dangling in Austin’s Littlefield Parking Garage in Sept. 2016.
The owner of the garage has reinforced every parking spot near cables with plastic-filled barriers, the Statesman said.
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