Anelderly woman is now facing charges after a man was run over on an Ottawacoffee shop patio last week.

Rita Curley, 82,is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

Just before noon on Aug. 2, Donald Kelly, 51, was sitting on the patio of the Second Cup coffee shop at Springfield Road and Beechwood Avenue.

According to Ottawa police, the driver of a vehicle lost control as it was leaving a grocery store parking lot across the street. The vehicle careened into a light standard before slamming into the patio and hitting Kelly.

Kelly suffered serious head injuries and broken bones. He underwent emergency surgery shortly after the accident and continues to recover in hospital.

A second person on the patio was hit by debris, but was not injured.