Pedestrian, 85, badly hurt in SUV crash at west Edmonton restaurant

An 85-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday when she was struck by a vehicle that then drove through the front wall of a KFC restaurant in west Edmonton.

Vehicle hit woman before driving through front wall of KFC

An 85-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle that then drove through the front wall of a KFC restaurant in west Edmonton on Wednesday evening. (Jody Vaness)

An 85-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday when she was struck by a vehicle outside a KFC restaurant in west Edmonton.

The vehicle then drove through the front wall of the restaurant, coming to a stop in the lobby, police said.

Charges are pending against a 60-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle, police said in a news release. She was taken into custody.

Police responded to a 911 call around 6:20 p.m. at the restaurant, which is at Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre, 156th Street and 87th Avenue.

The 85-year-old woman was found lying on the ground in "serious medical distress," police said in a news release.

Police were told that a 2007 Toyota RAV4 had struck the elderly woman before driving through the front wall of the restaurant.