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Car crashes into dry cleaners in Morena

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A Morena-area dry cleaners will reopen Thursday, after some frightening moments.

On Wednesday an SUV crashed into a dry cleaners building at 1105 Morena Blvd., near Buenos Avenue in the Morena district, according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.

San Diego Fire crews said the driver of the 2004 Toyota 4-Runner was a 17-year-old female. 

Rescuers said the area where the car impacted is used for storage. Workers were in the rear of the dry cleaning store at the time of the impact, and no one was injured inside the business. 

According to the owner, he set it up that way because of how scary the roadway is. 

The posted speed limit is 30-miles-per-hour at Morena East and Buenos Avenue, but witnesses told police the teen driver was going faster. 

Rose Torrinello owns Morena Automotive, next door to Relaxx Dry Cleaners. She saw the SUV come toward her. 

She said the SUV hit the curb, and rammed into the dry cleaners. 

"It missed us by six-feet. It was a very scary. My main concern was that she was not seriously hurt and no children were in the car," she said. 

Another business neighbor heard the impact. 

Paul Verana said, "[I] heard a noise from inside, came out, looked there, and a car was in the building." 

"We have had accidents here where people almost got run over because they [drivers] go so fast," said Torrinello. 

Witnesses said the teen girl was wake, but was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries of undisclosed severity.

The owner of the dry cleaners plans to open on Thursday since the damage is not in the customer or employee area. 

A neighborhood business said they have surveillance video, but first want to share it with police. 

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