UPDATE: Sunset Family Restaurant in Manchester to re-open Friday

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MANCHESTER, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- UPDATE:
The owner tells TV9 that the restaurant will re-open on Friday after fixing the front where a car drove through about a week and a half ago.

A vehicle crashed into the Sunset Family Restaurant in Manchester on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Courtesy: Janelle Tucker/KMCH Radio)

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Penka Ismaili said his Manchester restaurant will be closed for several weeks after an SUV crashed into it late Monday afternoon.

Ismalli owns the Sunset Family Restaurant. He says workers will need to put in new carpet, walls, a front door, and windows.

He says the driver told police the crash happened because his pedal got stuck. Ismaili said the person who crashed into his business is a customer who eats there everyday. He said the driver apologized to him.

Some of his customers came by Tuesday morning to help him clean up some of the damage.

Ismaili said he thought his building collapsed when the car hit his restaurant.

"Honestly it was very scary. It sounded like, me sitting right there. It sounded like a bomb exploded. I've never heard anything so loud in my life before," he said.

Ismaili said no one was in the dining area when the crash happened.

There were no injuries.
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An SUV crashed into a Manchester restaurant late Monday afternoon, but police said no one was injured.

KMCH Radio reports it happened around 4 p.m. at the Sunset Family Restaurant on West Main Street.

A witness told KMCH she saw the SUV ram the front of the restaurant, back up at full speed to the far north side of the parking lot, and then drive full speed into the front of the building a second time. The SUV came to rest inside the restaurant's dining room.

Manchester Police said they believe a vehicle malfunction is likely to blame for the crash.

They continue to investigate.


Courtesy: Janelle Tucker/KMCH Radio
Courtesy: Janelle Tucker/KMCH Radio
Courtesy: Janelle Tucker/KMCH Radio