Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Vehicle plows into wall at Fry Street bar near UNT
The Fry Street Public House suffered damage to a window, the building’s stucco exterior, and the interior.
A vehicle crashed through a wall at Fry Street Public House near UNT campus at about 8 a.m. Monday, said Byron Crain, owner of the popular Fry Street hangout.
He said the bar was empty at the time and no one was injured.
Crain, who arrived at Public House about an hour after the accident, said he was told by officers at the scene that the driver was a UNT student who was uninjured in the crash. Crain said he was told by officers that a previous raquetball injury to the student’s leg had made it difficult to stop the car in time. It appeared that the driver was attempting to park, and jumped the curb before plowing through the wall.
Ryan Grelle, public information officer for the Denton Police Department, said the accident was reported early Monday morning, but he was unable to provide any additional details. He said officers have up to 10 days to file accident reports.
Crain said the vehicle caused damage to a window, the building’s stucco exterior, wood wall frame and drywall interior, as well as damage to furniture, a side bar, and sound equipment inside the pub. He said the cost of damages was up in the air until the building could be evaluated by insurance adjusters, but expected the pub’s insurance policy to cover it.
On Tuesday, plywood covered the hole in the wall, but the bar was open for business.
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