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Car crashed into Belleville restaurant where employees were eating. No one was hurt.

Why is Belleville’s Denny’s closed Sunday?

Belleville, IL, Denny’s closed briefly Sunday after a car crashed into the side of the building, rendering the wall unstable until emergency repairs could be made.
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Belleville, IL, Denny’s closed briefly Sunday after a car crashed into the side of the building, rendering the wall unstable until emergency repairs could be made.

Denny’s employees were eating in one of the restaurant’s booths Sunday morning when a car crashed into the building next to them, according to Belleville Fire Chief Tom Pour.

Pour said no one was hurt in the accident, which happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the Belleville Denny’s on South Illinois Street.

He said a man and his son were coming to Denny’s when their car sideswiped another car and hit the building.

The restaurant was expected to be closed to customers for a few hours until the unstable wall could be fixed with emergency repairs, according to Pour. Denny’s management directed questions to corporate headquarters, which was closed Sunday.

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