A driver in Austin, Texas escaped unharmed Friday from his car after he tried to park it and it ended up dangling over the side of a parking garage.
Updated 1 hr 2 mins ago
AUSTIN, TX -- A driver in Austin escaped unharmed Friday from his car after he tried to park it and it ended up dangling over the side of a parking garage.
The vehicle, a 2004 Toyota 4runner, was hanging from the side of Premier Parking garage at 508 Brazos Street, near Sixth Street and Congress Avenue.
The vehicle was on the ninth floor of a parking garage when the man tried to park it around 2:30 p.m. He said he tried stopping his car, but it kept moving slowly and caught on the wire barricade.
As the car continued moving, it ended up flipping over the side of the garage, with only the wire holding the car by one of its wheel wells.
The driver said wearing his seat belt saved his life. He was then able to climb out of the car and someone helped pull him onto the eighth floor of the garage without any injuries.
Authorities said the car remained dangling by the single wire, and they tried to figure out how to lift the car back from the side and into the garage.
A car was hanging from wires after going over the ninth story of a downtown parking garage Friday afternoon.
APD was called to the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. The vehicle, a 2004 Toyota 4runner, was hanging from the side of Premier Parking garage at 508 Brazos Street, near Sixth Street and Congress Avenue. Guide wire was wrapped around one of the wheels of the vehicle, preventing it from falling.
The driver, a 24-year-old man, told APD that he was parking on the ninth floor of the garage and was unable to stop the vehicle. He said the vehicle flipped end over end down the side of the garage before it became caught on the wire. With the help of a bystander, the driver was able to climb out of the vehicle through an open window and into the parking garage without injury. APD said that he was wearing his seatbelt when the accident happened.
Police and firefighters were able to slowly lower the vehicle to the ground, minimizing collateral damage.
Sixth Street is closed near the scene.