‘Lava Java’ Coffee Shop Hit By Car In Two Vehicle Wreck

May 31, 2016

A popular Cantonment drive thru coffee shop is temporarily closed after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic accident Monday afternoon.

Details on the accident on Highway 29 near Muscogee Road have not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol, but we do know it involved a pickup truck and a passenger car. Two people in the accident refused treatment, while two others were transported to a Pensacola hospital by ambulance.

Following the initial collision between vehicles, the car struck the Lava Java Coffee Drive Thru,  pushing the business several feet. A young man working inside the coffee shop received non-life threatening injuries, including a fractured foot.

The FHP is continuing their investigation into the accident.

NorthEscambia.com is told Lava Java will be closed for rebuilding, but will be back open as soon as possible.

Pictured top: A vehicle slammed into the Lava Java Coffee Drive Thru following a Highway 29 traffic crash Monday afternoon. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge. The business was pushed several feet. Additional photos by Kristi Barbour for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


15 Responses to “‘Lava Java’ Coffee Shop Hit By Car In Two Vehicle Wreck”

  1. Lashonda Evans on June 1st, 2016 11:13 am

    Speeding while the road is wet & trying to crossover at a very high speed is definitely not acceptable, me & my daughter wss in the car that hit the coffee shop, & lives could’ve been taken. Im so glad God had his angels protecting us.

  2. bwayne on June 1st, 2016 9:25 am

    Right there on Hwy 29 is a double solid yellow line. From what I was told by a FHP (after a prior accident) a few years ago, crossing that double line to turn left as one is heading South on Hwy 29 is a ‘no-no’. There are so many units there…including a day care center…that they need to put in a lane for cross-overs to take the waiting vehicles out of the line of fire. As they wait to cross over, the traffic behind them have crashed into the back ends on numerous occasions and sent them flying into the oncoming traffic.

  3. Richard on May 31st, 2016 10:23 pm

    Sometimes a little humor helps a serious situation. If you don’t like it, tough. I can tell without question you’ve never served in the military. Total life and death. You “HAVE” to find something humorous just to survive.

  4. Rell on May 31st, 2016 6:48 pm

    Roll back on them mph’s there boi……

    Keep it classy cantonment……keep it classy

  5. Tommy on May 31st, 2016 3:43 pm

    Thank you to the lava java people for all you do. God speed in this case.

  6. Willis on May 31st, 2016 2:37 pm

    Yeah Chris, shame on you.
    Was a good one though.

    Hope everyone is okay, including Mr.Coffee.

  7. Mike on May 31st, 2016 1:10 pm

    You are taking your life in your hands walking down the street in Cantonment anymore, seems like. Anybody else notice the amount & severity of the wrecks in the area lately? More than it’s fair share, & it ain’t for lack of traffic lights. This should be catching the attention of the state, not to mention the NHTSA, as 29 is a US highway.

    Pass thru Cantonment with paranoia & trepidation, same as Ensley, esp when you get into the Detroit Blvd & south of there area. Matter of fact, anywhere below 9 Mile Road, just to be safe.

    Consider everyone blind, then add stereos, children in the backseat, & above all CELLPHONES, & you get a clear picture of what I’m talking about. Everybody be safe & drive careful. :)

  8. Joe on May 31st, 2016 1:09 pm

    Jokes about this incident is tasteless. I’m just glad that everyone involved was okay and I hope the coffee shop and their employee have a speedy recovery!!

  9. Tywona on May 31st, 2016 1:07 pm

    I know Kelli K personally and her Husband are wonderful folks and would help anyone they could. Folks are just teasing a little to make things a little lighter I’m sure we are all concern for our Favorite Little Coffee shop and Austin. But it could have been worse. It will get repaired and back up and running even better. We live in a great community where we all care for each other as we should!!!

  10. fisherman on May 31st, 2016 10:02 am

    @ Dave
    Get a grip no one meant any harm in posting.

  11. Shelowery on May 31st, 2016 8:11 am

    I bet there was lava and Java everywhere. We passed right bye it no cops or anything there yet!

  12. Erin on May 31st, 2016 8:07 am

    I had just seen the owner and her son earlier that day, I was so worried he might have been up there with her when I heard about this. I hope the young man that was working heals well and that they’re able to reopen as soon as possible.

  13. Dave on May 31st, 2016 7:52 am

    A wreck where people could have been killed is not funny or to be made light of
    Life is not a joke

  14. Kat on May 31st, 2016 6:32 am

    We just love this place! I haven’t had a drink that I didn’t like and often times can’t make a decision due to that very reason…lol
    The owners are wonderful people and God will help them through all of this and they will come back better and stronger than before.

  15. chris on May 31st, 2016 5:57 am

    Coffee was obviously shaken, not stirred.

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