HuffPo- A Texas woman has miraculously survived after driving her luxury sedan off the side of an Austin parking garage.
The video shows the BMW crash front-first into the pavement, before bouncing off the back of a Chevrolet Tahoe owned by William Burch.
Burch, who was uninjured, told Austin’s KXAN News he was on the phone with his mother when the BMW struck his vehicle.
“I can just imagine what she was thinking when I had said, ‘a car just landed on me, I gotta go,’” he said.
According to Austin’s KVUE News, another vehicle went over the side of the same parking garage in September 2016. Waco’s KXXV-TV reported that the garage was cited by officials that same month for unsafe barrier cable systems. The owners are reportedly redesigning the barrier system.
Parking garages can be extremely frustrating to exit. The exit signs are always poorly marked, the ventilation is poor, your tires screech like hungry infants, and sometimes you have to go up to go down. This woman says she mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal, which only happens when you’re a child driving a golf cart for the first time. So clearly, what actually happened here is that she grew tired of trying to exit the garage. Seeing daylight, she said “fuck this shit” and drove off the edge like Bruce Willis in one of the Die Hards but I can’t remember which one.
Luckily, Billy Burch was there to break her fall with his Tahoe. Just kidding–he made it way worse. If you watch that vid a few times, you can clearly see that the BMW would have landed perfectly on its wheels had Burch’s obnoxiously large gas guzzler not been in the way. The Tahoe causes the BMW to flip over, resulting in a nasty accident and a group of worried citizens trying to remove a responsible driver from a nearly-flawless car vault. Seriously, the only thing she did wrong was when she neglected to check the landing zone for pesky SUVs. This brilliant daredevil drives away from this plunge with a slightly bruised fender if not for Burch’s interference.
What was he doing there anyway? At the start of the video, you can see that he’s driving past the landing zone, but he stops at the last second and backs his car up. Whoa. The plot thickens. If I had to guess, I’d say William Burch is a jaded ex-lover who intended to cause serious bodily harm to his former flame. He knows it’s Wednesday when, after pilates and depending on traffic, she exits via gravity to the street below. Make no mistake: this was a hit. A hit and run, no less. William Burch drove away from the scene and never looked back. On the phone with his mother, he says? That’s what you tell your girlfriend when your sidepiece calls. Dude is lying through his teeth.