A woman suffered minor injuries after she was struck by a stolen car that jumped a curb and raced down a sidewalk packed with pedestrians in midtown Toronto on Friday.

Police say the driver of the car is known to them, and a woman was also in the vehicle. They were allegedly involved in a robbery at a nearby Winners store before the hit-and-run.

Saying it was like “a scene from Hollywood,” a witness told CityNews he saw police draw their guns to try and stop the stolen black Mercedes near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.

“I see the cops telling someone to stop. The car didn’t stop…the car continued to race down and jumps up the sidewalk and tears down the sidewalk with police pulling their guns out,” Stephen Perry explained.

Perry said police were pursuing the vehicle on foot, and it was not a car chase.

The victim, 55, was leaving a work gathering when she was struck on the east side of Yonge just north of Eglinton near a bus stop.

“A number of people had to jump out of the way and this one woman wasn’t able to and was knocked down,” said 680News’ Scott Metcalfe, who was at the scene.

The stolen Mercedes was later found abandoned on Burnaby Boulevard, near Avenue Road north of Eglinton Avenue West.

Witnesses recalled having to scramble to avoid the out-of-control vehicle.

“I was walking up Yonge Street northbound on the sidewalk and then I saw the crowd start to scream, and I looked up and I saw a Mercedes Benz on the sidewalk,” another man told 680News. “Then I just tried to jump and save my own life.”

Another witness, Dhira, said the woman was hit after she “stepped out from behind the bus stop.”

She was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived at the scene.

“I ran to her and she was OK, and I said, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK,’” Dhira added.

A hydro crew worked to cap off a small leak to a gas line that was severed during the incident.

Yonge was closed in both directions at Eglinton.