AUSTIN, TX — Police on Thursday released video footage showing a car plunging seven stories from a downtown Austin garage last month.
The footage is cringe-worthy, showing the moment the car hits the pavement below and ends up upturned. On its way down, the vehicle clips another car seemingly exiting the garage. Within seconds, passersby are shown rushing to the wreckage in an attempt to aid the driver.
The motorist, a woman in her 30s, was rushed by medics to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious injuries.
Austin-Travis County EMS medics transported the woman to Dell Seton Medical Center after the July 13 incident that occurred at 508 Brazos St. at around 8:30 a.m.
Police said at the time that the car broke through a barrier on the 7th floor before falling into an alley below.
The incident marked the second time a car had broken through protective barriers fronting a parking spot in less than a year. Another motorist broke through the barrier in September 2016, leaving his car dangling from the top floor of the garage for several hours.
The male motorist in the first incident escaped the incident unscathed. Police Release Footage of Car Plunging 7 Sotries in Downtown Austin