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BMW tumbles off seven-story parking garage, almost crushes SUV below

13 August 2017, 01:06 | Kara Nash

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

Video captures car falling from 7th floor of parking garage

The auto fell from the Littlefield parking garage in downtown Austin and hit the building across the alley as it fell, rupturing a gas line.

A woman was recovering in an Austin, Texas hospital after her auto tumbled seven floors from a parking garage, narrowing missing a vehicle on the street in a dramatic crash captured on video.

The woman driving the BMW mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the auto flying off the roof deck, according to police.

The video captures the startling crash and shows onlookers rushing to help the woman trapped in the BMW.

The driver suffered serious injuries in the incident, but she did survive.

This isn't the first time an accident like this has happened at this garage.

The frightful scene unfolds in surveillance video released by the Austin Police Department on Thursday.

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Both incidents raised questions about the reliability of the cables as a a safety retention measure, and in the city's ability to regulate safety in public garages - common fixtures in Austin's booming growth.

The Austin Statesman reported that the BMW's driver was taken to a nearby medical center.

The garage owner reportedly said that these are the only two incidents like this to have occurred on the grounds.

The SUV's driver wasn't hurt.

In September 2016, that same garage was cited by Austin officials over unsafe barrier cable systems.

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

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