Car falls multiple stories from parking garage; woman seriously injured

A woman was seriously injured Wednesday morning when her car plunged five to seven stories from a downtown Austin parking garage. It’s the second time in less than a year that this has happened at the same garage, officials confirmed.

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Austin-Travis County EMS officials said the woman was taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.

EMS officials said the incident happened at a garage at Sixth and Brazos Streets around 8:28 a.m.

The vehicle landed in an alley between Sixth and Fifth Streets, both of which have been partially closed while authorities work in the area.

Drivers are being asked to find alternate routes, and are warned to expect heavy delays.

Last September, 23-year-old William O’Connor said he was nearly killed after his Toyota 4-Runner SUV plunged from the garage’s top level while he was on his way to the nearby Gold’s Gym. His car dangled from the garage for minutes, captivating a downtown audience, but he was safely rescued.

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