Car crashes through Mellow Mushroom

Courtesy of Adrienne Robinson

A White Nissan Xterra truck crashes into the side of Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakery early Thursday morning around 1:20 a.m.

Co-owner Scott Reese received a phone call around 1:30 a.m., saying that a truck had crashed straight through to the other side of the front of his restaurant.  

There were two passengers in the car. Neither the driver nor the passenger has been hurt but the passenger was taken to Tallahassee Medical Hospital.

Officer Shaila Poole said, “we are taking inventory of the valuables in the car but the driver has not been identified.”

Police believes the car may have been T-boned because a car near Chapel Street was also hit. Brad Brown, a resident at Villa Siena, believes the driver may have been drunk because he witnessed him lose balance getting out of the car.

“The driver and the passenger got out the truck stumbling and walked to the other side of the building to lay down,” Brown said.  

The truck jumped the hill right in front of the Villa Siena sign on Pensacola barely missing a tree and landing them in the front of Mellow Mushroom. 

Towing company American Eagle was dispatched to pull the truck out of the restaurant. It took the towing company about 10 minutes to pull the truck out of the restaurant before actually mounting it on to a flat bed.

The side of the building that was hit was called the sidebar. This area of the building was built to provide additional space for customers.

Reese believes Mellow Mushroom will be able to open the back part of the restaurant for now and is hoping they can clean up the mess that was made last night.

“I called a contractor last night to get an estimate on the damages and hopeful prepare for business tomorrow said Reese.”

Police authorities informed Reese that they have the driver in custody and the Mellow Mushroom is expected to be open during regular hours Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight

For more information about business hours call 850-575-0050.