85-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Being Hit by Car in Fox Chase

Out for her morning walk to get coffee, an 85-year-old woman was hit by a driver on the 8000 block of Pine Road in the Fox Chase neighborhood of North Philadelphia early Monday morning.

Mabel Stottler was taken to a local hospital and treated for fractures in both legs, police said. She is in critical condition.

Friends of the 85-year-old told NBC10 she was out doing what she does every morning - going to Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast.

"She comes real early and I noticed she wasn't here," Juanita Darden, Stottler's friend, said while sipping coffee and blinking back tears. "She was a good person - keep me laughing, keep me up."

Her walker remained on the sidewalk as police attempted to piece together what happened. 

The driver, 24, stopped a few feet away from the point of impact and called officials after the accident. He told them he hit a deer, but later realized it was an elderly woman.

Police are investigating whether the driver was intoxicated while driving.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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