McDonald's Parking Lot Accident

First responders tend to an elderly woman who was hit by a vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot at 4260 Yellowstone Ave. in Chubbuck on Wednesday morning.

CHUBBUCK — A McDonald’s employee has been charged with felony leaving the scene of an injury accident for allegedly striking an elderly woman with his vehicle Wednesday morning in the eatery’s parking lot, failing to offer help and running from the restaurant when a police officer arrived.

Police said they have charged Kyle Snyder, 25, who said he has legally changed his name to Raiven Le Fay, in connection with the 7:58 a.m. accident, which occurred at the McDonald’s location at 4260 Yellowstone Ave. Chubbuck police Sgt. Nick Sasser said the suspect was charged under Snyder, which was listed on his driver’s license.

Sasser said the 76-year-old woman who Snyder allegedly struck declined ambulance service but told an officer she’d likely have a family member drive her to the hospital.

Sasser said Snyder allegedly struck the woman while pulling into a parking spot when arriving at work. Sasser said Snyder’s vehicle was blocked in by a customer who stopped to assist the woman, whose name has not been released.

Snyder reportedly went inside the restaurant but left on foot when Sasser arrived shortly after the accident and asked to watch security camera footage. Snyder was arrested a short time later.

The owner of the McDonald’s, Mary Johnson, issued a statement after the accident.

“The safety and well-being of customers and employees is my highest priority,” Johnson said in the statement. “We are working closely with law enforcement as they investigate the situation and performing our own review of this matter.”