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Drivers cheat death when auto plunges seven stories onto SUV

Drivers cheat death when auto plunges seven stories onto SUV

The video, released Thursday, shows the auto bouncing off the pavement into a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, then rolling upside down in the alley.

The Austin Police Department has released surveillance video showing a auto plunging seven stories from a downtown parking garage and striking another vehicle as it lands in an alley.

Surveillance video released by the Austin Police Department shows a Chevy Tahoe driving on a street next to the garage.

Medics took the driver to Dell Seton Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries, police said at the time. Then the BMW suddenly slams into the ground behind the Chevrolet Tahoe, hitting the back of the vehicle and rolling upside down.

William Burch, who was driving the Chevrolet SUV, told local TV station KVUE that he was on the phone when the incident happened. Police say the woman mistook the gas pedal for the brake and crashed through the parking garage barriers.

"I heard all these loud noises and bangs", Burch is quoted as saying. She was seriously injured in the crash.

"I can just imagine what she was thinking when I had said, 'a vehicle just landed on me, I gotta go, '" he said.

Littlefield was cited for unsafe conditions for its barrier cable systems in that incident.

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