Greiner’s reopens 7 months after crash

It's been seven months since a car crashed through the front Greiner's sandwhich shop, and and the southside deli is now back open. (WISH photo)
It's been seven months since a car crashed through the front Greiner's sandwhich shop, and and the southside deli is now back open. (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s been seven months since a car crashed through the front Greiner’s sandwhich shop, and and the southside deli is now back open. It reopened Wednesday morning

The line was out the door moments after it reopened.

“If I chose one word, I would say exhilarating, said Lisa Moyer, the owner of Greiner’s.

At a short reopening ceremony, Moyer dedicated the building to her employee Tina Scruggs who was in the restaurant at the time of the crash.

Scruggs worked at the deli for over 30 years.

IMPD said Deana Shumaker intentionally drove through the building. She’s charged with two felony counts of criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident.

“All I remember is coming in doing my thing, baking in the backroom and come up front start doing my work in the front after that, that’s all I remember,” said Scruggs.

“I thought for sure I lost my wife,” said Ricky Scruggs. He said doctors thought they lost his wife too.

“Doctors said they lost her once and she came back, and they didn’t think she was going to make it. I kept praying and hoping to God she would,” he said.

Scruggs is still battling injuries, and is in a wheelchair. She said getting back to normal is a daily struggle

“Right now I’m working on getting myself recovered, back better again,” she said.

Scruggs said it could be another two years before she’s fully recovered and able to go back to work.

Shumaker is due in court in December.

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