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Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:00 am

Video shows car's 7-story fall from Texas parking garage

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas – Police in Austin have released surveillance video showing a car plunging seven stories from a downtown parking garage and bouncing into another vehicle as it lands in an alley.

The video shows the car landing next to an SUV, then rolling upside down onto the ground. Moments later, people run to help the driver escape.

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

The SUV's driver wasn't hurt. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services officials said at the time that the woman was treated at a hospital.

Last September, a sport utility vehicle plunged from the ninth floor of the same parking garage.