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Woman killed as go-kart careens into traffic

October 31, 2010 | 11:45 am

 A 67-year-old woman was killed when she apparently lost control of the go-kart she was driving at an Orange County swap meet and veered onto a busy street, where the vehicle was struck by an automobile, authorities said.

The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Saturday when Fullerton resident Hwa Oh and her family were visiting an indoor swap meet in Stanton at Beach Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, said Orange County Sheriffs’s Lt. Lloyd Downing.

A vendor at the meet was apparently selling the motorized go-karts and offering rides in the parking lot, Downing said. Oh got into the cart, crashed through some bushes, crossed a sidewalk and entered busy Beach Boulevard, where the cart was struck by a car in the No. 3 lane. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Anaheim, where she was pronounced dead, Downing said.

Investigators suspect that Oh lost control and panicked but were still reconstructing the accident to determine the cause, Downing said.

The driver of the car that struck Oh was not cited, Downing said.

-- Carla Rivera