Woman dies in car park plunge

Accident scene
Abu Dhabi Police

A motorist has died after driving off a multi-storey car park in Abu Dhabi.

The 54-year-old woman, described by authorities as being 'European' reversed her white BMW X6 SUV off the sixth floor of a high-rise parking structure in the Emirate city in what is thought to be an accident.

No one else was injured in the incident, which occurred early on Sunday morning. Police are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

Major Saeed Al Dhaheri, director of Al Madina police station at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, said: "The operation room received a call around 8am on Sunday regarding a vehicle that had fallen from a parking garage in Abu Dhabi," the Daily Mail reports.

"The comprehensive police patrols, ambulances, and specialised police teams rushed to the scene and quickly addressed the situation," he continued.

"According to the reports, the car had been backing out before falling out of the parking garage, which led to the death of the woman.

"Additional physical damage had also been sustained during the accident."

The woman's identity has yet to be confirmed.