Saturday morning, Soojin Woo’s Toyota Camry (on the right) collided with and rammed three cars parked in front of Robert Sabin’s house. Photo by Robert Sabin

Three cars parked on the east side Highway 243, just south of Pine Cove Road, were struck Saturday morning around 8:30 a.m. when Soojin Woo, 32, of Buena Park lost control of her 2008 Toyota Camry.


Officer T. Kahill of the California Highway Patrol said Woo was traveling at between 50 and 60 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. She made an unsafe turn, overcorrected and lost control.

Woo was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. There were no other injuries, but two cars were moderately damaged and one minorly. Woo’s car was minorly damaged.

Robert Sabin, who lives with his family in the residential complex the cars were parked in front of, said he could hear “the screeching of tires that lasted from the time I jumped out of bed to almost the time I got to the front door” before hearing the crash that “shook the house.”

Sabin believes that had the three cars not been parked in front of his house, the “driver would have drove her car into our house, hitting our son and probably our daughter, who were asleep at the time and whose rooms are at the front of the house.

“We have had a lot of cars on a daily basis that do not abide by the 30 mph limit on this stretch of road,” he said. “Even with people crossing the road on foot, drivers most of the time don’t even bother slowing down.”