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Lawsuit settled after woman's car plunges from downtown Austin garage

Sean Breen, attorney for Christi Bowmer, said his client was pleased the garage had been brought up to code and had new barriers.

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit filed after a woman’s car fell from a downtown Austin parking garage has been settled.

Christi Bowmer of Cedar Park filed the $1 million lawsuit in July 2017 seeking damages from GTT Parking LP, the owners of the Littlefield Garage at East Sixth and Brazos. It alleged the owners were negligent by not upgrading the cable barrier system that failed to keep her car from going seven stories over the edge of the building.

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On Wednesday it was confirmed the case was settled on terms agreeable to all parties. The terms of the settlement will not be disclosed thanks to a confidentiality agreement.

Sean Breen, attorney for Bowmer, said his client was pleased the garage had been brought up to code and had new barriers.

Bowmer was injured in the crash after she accidentally slipped and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. He car went off the side of the garage, partially landing on an SUV that was in the alley between Brazos and Congress.

RELATED: Driver recalls moments after his SUV went over side of parking garage

She has dealt with a long list of medical complications from the accident.

The crash followed a September 2016 incident at the Littlefield Garage in which cables stopped an SUV from plummeting nine stories to the alley below.


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