Cars plow into 2 St. Paul restaurants – one a White Castle

Two in a day is rather unlikely.
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Two St. Paul restaurants are picking up the pieces of debris after cars crashed them in separate incidents on Sunday.

The first saw a car crash into Tongue in Cheek on Payne Avenue on St. Paul's East Side.

The bar and restaurant said on its Facebook page that the crash had forced its closure on Sunday night, posting a picture of the SUV that had plowed into its front door with the comment: "So this happened."

It turns out, the SUV crashed into the building while swerving to avoid a car that was making a left hand turn across its lane.

WCCO reports that a person was hit in the incident, but their injuries were only minor. The damage to the building however could be significant, the TV station notes.

While this sort of thing is a rare occurrence, having it happen twice in the same day in the same city is even rarer.

But that's what happened in St. Paul, with KSTP reporting a car smashed through the railings of a White Castle eatery on University Avenue and Lexington Parkway.

It's not clear at this stage if anyone was injured.

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