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She does not know how it happened? I know! She was texting!

Woman rescued from SUV dangling from Florida parking garage



A woman was rescued Thursday from an SUV that had been dangling on the side of Florida parking garage for nearly an hour.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the second story of a parking garage in Miami Springs at around 4:25 p.m. Thursday, by which time authorities said the vehicle – a white Lexus SUV – was within inches of falling to the concrete driveway below.


And the driver was trapped inside.



A very precarious position, the vehicle was wedged by a few inches of metal on the hatch top,” MDFR Chief Danny Cardeso told reporters. “That was the only thing that kept it from falling.”

Authorities said the SUV crashed through steel cables anchored to the walls of the parking garage.

Rescue workers were able to secure the vehicle and free the driver, who was treated at the scene.



“It took us about 45 minutes to secure the vehicle before we were able to safely remove the occupant,” Cardeso said. “She did not say exactly how it happened, so we do not know what happened at this point.”


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Texting or talking on the phone...whatever, she failed to maintain control of her vehicle. She should be liable for costs of the FD and damage to the structure...those Lexus drivers...

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Might not be texting.

No mention of age.

In the UK we have seen many instances of elderly hitting the gas instead of brake.

It could even be mechanical failure.

Lucky to get caught up though.
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Might not be texting.

No mention of age.

In the UK we have seen many instances of elderly hitting the gas instead of brake.

It could even be mechanical failure.

Lucky to get caught up though.
An acquaintance of mine has diabetes and no feeling in his feet. He drives to and from work every day. I keep thinking about dobbing him in but......

Problem is, I think he is just the tip of the iceberg of people who should not be driving!
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Her last text before the incident: "Wait til u c my new Lexus!"
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Her last text before the incident: "Wait til u c my new Lexus!"
Her last thought was "Where did that ramp go???"
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I think she was video calling to her mom:


"See mom, no hands"


Just a joke, no offense.



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And my wife of 30+ years often asks why I quit riding my motorcycle?
Too many distracted drivers.
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If seat belt on, keep it on. Have car ignition on. All the safety systems will work.
One floor drop, not only suvivable but probably no injury.
No seatbelt and airbags off, not so nice.

The rescue looked quite complicated and risky for all concerned.
I bet the Firies love the challenge and ofcourse the good outcome.
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If seat belt on, keep it on. Have car ignition on. All the safety systems will work.
One floor drop, not only suvivable but probably no injury.
No seatbelt and airbags off, not so nice.

The rescue looked quite complicated and risky for all concerned.
I bet the Firies love the challenge and ofcourse the good outcome.
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