9/9/2016, downtown Austin. A 24 year old man was unable to stop his car and drove off the top of a parking garage in downtown Austin TX.
Austin Fire Department spoke with the driver. They said he was pulling into a spot at the top of the parking garage when, for whatever reason, he couldn't stop the car. The car drove off the edge but protective cables around the perimeter of the garage got caught in the axel and tires of the SUV. Officials said the car flipped "end over end." The driver had on his seatbelt and was able to climb back inside the garage to safety.
Karl Schmidt was coming back from a delivery on his bike when he saw the car drive off the edge of the garage.
"The car just came flying off the parking garage, it swung and hit the thing and pieces of the car started falling from the sky. I just heard him screaming for his life," said Schmidt.
Fire officials tethered the car, cut the cable and slowly brought the vehicle back down to the alley way just after 5 p.m.