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Car is second to fall from Austin parking garage, woman seriously injured

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Mark D. Wilson, Tony Plohetski, Nolan Hicks, 

Ben Wear - American-Statesman Staff

 

 

A woman was seriously injured Thursday morning when her car breached steel retention cables ringing a downtown Austin parking garage and plunged five to seven stories – the second time in less than a year that has happened at the same garage, officials confirmed.

City officials said later Thursday that the earlier incident had sparked no comprehensive city review of the 38-year-old parking structure and the cable safety system, but an Austin City Council member said this second occurrence justifies a harder look from officials.

 

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