Driver Flies Off Freeway, Smashes Into Cars For Sale at Concord Infiniti Dealership

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There may be quite the scratch-and-dent sale at an East Bay dealership after a driver flew off the freeway and smashed into a packed lot, totaling several cars for sale. Stephanie Chuang reports.

There may be quite the scratch-and-dent sale at an East Bay dealership after a driver flew off the freeway and smashed into a packed lot, totaling several cars for sale.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Niello Infiniti dealership just off Interstate 680 at Burnett Avenue in Concord, ending in the arrest of a 24-year-old Oakland man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen said Gwanho Oh was driving in a blue Honda veered off northbound I-680, flipping his vehicle on its roof at the dealership. His car lay on top of the other Infiniti vehicles in the lot, its horn blaring until it could get towed away.

Car Smashes Into Cars for Sale at Infiniti Dealership Car Smashes Into Cars for Sale at Infiniti Dealership

The car was righted and CHP cleared the scene in about an hour.

Oh was transported to the hospital, where he checked out fine, and was booked on a DUI charge.

This is not the first time this has happened at the dealership. An Infiniti service advisor who spoke with NBC Bay Area said she has seen a number of cars “spinning out, taking down signs and landing in ditches.” But in those instances, she said, the drivers were able to keep going.

The service advisor says signs put up recently have helped the situation, showing people the sharp turn.

According to the dealership, the car most damaged in Wednesday morning’s crash is a certified pre-owned G37 sedan, valued at $29,000.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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