A woman driving a BMW sedan survived a seven-story fall in July, according to KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas.
The Austin Police Department released video of the incident on Friday, which shows the BMW falling from above and crashing into the parking lot’s ground, according to KXAN.
The car crashed front-first into the pavement.
The woman driver suffered multiple injuries from the fall, KXAN reported.
Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake, plowing forward through one of the barriers.
The car crashed next to driver William Burch’s Chevrolet Tahoe. Burch remained uninjured, according to KXAN.
Burch said he was speaking with his mom on the phone when the crash occurred.
“I can just imagine what she was thinking when I had said, ‘A car just landed on me, I gotta go,’” he told KXAN.
Burch told KVUE in Austin that he was waiting in the alley for some of his co-workers.2 comments on this story
“I was turning around in that little service delivery area,” he told KVUE. “As I was backing out toward the dumpster, I heard something, because I had my window down. I was talking to my mom on speaker on my phone, and I heard all these loud noises and bangs, and I remembered what had happened about 8 months ago. So I just immediately just put it in drive and started driving forward and as I started driving forward, the car landed on me.”
As KVUE News reported, another vehicle went over the side of the same parking garage, but was suspended by a wire in September 2016. The driver was able to get out safely.
Officials said last year that the garage has “unsafe barrier cable systems, and is looking at redesigning its entire cable system,” according to KXXV in Waco, Texas.