Teen Driver Survives 7 Story Plunge Into Hardware Store

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HOUSTON – A Texas teen is lucky to be alive after driving off of a parking garage and falling seven stories before his vehicle slammed into the roof of a hardware store Sunday afternoon.

While at his daughter’s bridal shower, Doug Hermance, of Westheimer Plumbing & Hardware in Houston, got a call saying a car had fallen into his store.His initial reaction was to think the call was a joke, “How can that possibly happen? That was nothing we would’ve expected.”

Hermance said he came to his business and saw a hole in the wall of the parking garage behind the building. When Hermance went into his business with the fire department, the space was already flooded with three to four inches of water and the wiring of the business damaged.

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The driver, who, according to the Houston Fire Department, was relatively coherent, was locked in the business trying to get out of the door after falling.

VIA Sonia Blake
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