UPPER EAST SIDE — A 65-year-old woman died after she was struck by a taxi on the Upper East Side on Monday, police said.
Police identified the woman as Queens resident Pelagia Zingatan. She was crossing southbound on First Avenue when she was hit by a minivan cab traveling westbound on East 69th Street about 1 p.m., police said.
Zingatan was dragged beneath the taxi to the other side of the intersection, said Mike Shala, an employee at the Famous Famiglia restaurant on the corner of East 69th Street and First Avenue.
"All I saw was her sneakers beneath the car," Shala said. "I've never seen anything like that before."
Zingatan was rushed by ambulance to New York Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police. Police do not suspect any foul play; it's not known whether the cab was speeding, police said.