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Finkelstein Eye Associates in Streator hit by 2nd vehicle in a year

Motorist charged with DUI, improper lane usage

A motorist struck the brick landscaping wall of Finkelstein Eye Clinic at the northwest corner of West Elm and North Bloomington streets in Streator. The cracked wall may now need to come down. It's the second time the business has been struck by a vehicle this year.
A motorist struck the brick landscaping wall of Finkelstein Eye Clinic at the northwest corner of West Elm and North Bloomington streets in Streator. The cracked wall may now need to come down. It's the second time the business has been struck by a vehicle this year.

Cheryl Finkelstein can't recall Finklestein Eye Associates ever being hit by a vehicle in the past, but now they've been struck twice in one year.

"We're just happy no one was hurt and eventually we'll get ourselves put back together," Cheryl said.

The building was the site of a crash Saturday when Jessie Davis, 32, Streator struck the landscaping wall of the property at the northwest corner of West Elm and North Bloomington streets, according to a police report. Cheryl said the cracked wall may now need to come down.

Davis was arrested on complaints of DUI and improper lane usage. He was released and given a court date.

The building was also the site of a crash in March when another driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed their vehicle into the building. Both of the businesses' furnaces were destroyed during that crash as well as a variety of desks and cabinets.

"It looked like a tornado went through. It reminds me of the Blues Brothers driving through a mall," Dr. Gary Finkelstein said to The Times in March.

Cheryl Finkelstein said many in the community have offered their support and they plan to make repairs to the building in due time.

The business has remained open.

"We want everyone to know we'll do our best to make everything whole and look better," Cheryl said. "It's going to be a process and we appreciate the concern and support."

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