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Driver, 60, charged for 'intentionally' hitting 85-year-old pedestrian

A 60-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault after an 85-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle Wednesday at a west Edmonton KFC restaurant.

Victim known to suspect, still in critical condition, police say

A surveillance video shows a car crashing into a KFC critically injuring an 85-year-old woman. 0:33

A 60-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault after an 85-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle Wednesday at a west Edmonton KFC restaurant.

The driver and the victim "are known to one another," police said in a news release Thursday.

Police allege Donna Elder "intentionally" drove a 2007 Toyota RAV4 into the pedestrian, who was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim remains in critical condition in hospital, police said.

Bystanders watch Edmonton police investigate the scene of a Wednesday evening collision at a fast-food restaurant in west Edmonton. (Jody Vaness)

Elder has been remanded until her next court appearance Monday.

The collision happened around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at a KFC restaurant in the Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre, at 156th Street and 87th Avenue.

Police said the victim was struck before the vehicle went through the front wall of the restaurant.

The SUV came to a stop in the restaurant's lobby.

Police said the older woman was found in "serious medical distress" on the ground.