Angel Ruiz heard what sounded like an explosion early Thursday outside his Long Beach home.
When he walked outside, he was stunned to see the destruction caused by a DUI driver in a BMW who struck a traffic circle at high speed. The high-flying crash launched the car into the air and turned a large landscaping boulder into a bowling ball that smacked into the rear of his parked Camaro.
"It was a big explosion," Ruiz said. "I ran immediately to see if the person was ok. I saw the damage right after. Man, it's really bad. It was mostly the impact from the boulder."
Security cameras in the neighborhood captured the dramatic crash. Video shows the BMW streaking into view before flying over the intersection as the decorative boulder rolled into Ruiz's black Camaro.
The boulder pushed Ruiz's car into another vehicle.
Another neighbor said two of his parked cars were damaged.
Witnesses said the driver appeared confused as she asked questions after the crash. She was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.
Residents said at least one other car has struck the traffic circle median.
No serious injuries were reported.