Owner of St. Louis diner slammed into by car vows to repair, re- - KMOV.com

Owner of St. Louis diner slammed into by car vows to repair, re-open

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No one was in the diner at the time of the crash. (Credit: KMOV) No one was in the diner at the time of the crash. (Credit: KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

"I'm just so blessed that we were not hurt," said Pat Woods-Quinn.

Woods-Quinn is staying positive, despite her business, Fresno's Diner, being sidelined.

Bricks are all over the ground and boards cover the large hole left behind after a truck came crashing through the wall of Woods-Quinn's restaurant on Grand and 20th Street near the Water Tower in St. Louis' College Hill neighborhood Saturday night.

"I felt almost like giving up because we went through so many struggles trying to put something in this neighborhood," said Woods-Quinn.

The driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The diner was closed at the time of the crash.

Woods-Quinn wants a speed bump installed at the roundabout next to her eating establishment.

"People come around the roundabout going very fast," said Woods-Quinn.
 
The city is condemning the building until repairs are made on one of the last restaurants left in the College Hill neighborhood.

"If I have to go brick-by-brick, clean it up and get someone to help me put it back together, I'll stay here until God says otherwise," said Woods-Quinn. "We need the diner."

Even with her resolve, Woods-Quinn admits she doesn't have the money.

Woods-Quinn told News 4 that what she lacks in funds, she's hoping to make up for in faith.

"If it's God's will, the diner will survive," said Woods-Quinn. "And if it's not, then there's nothing more I can do."

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