UNION SQUARE — A woman was in serious condition after she was hit by a car and then run over and dragged by another outside Whole Foods Thursday morning, witnesses and officials said.
The woman, who was wearing jeans and a beige jacket but whose name and age were not immediately released, was knocked to the ground by a black car on a busy stretch of 14th Street near University Place about 7:30 a.m., according to witnesses and an FDNY spokesman.
"As I was coming out of Whole Foods, I heard a loud thump. It was just so loud," said Irene Port, 63, who lives in the area.
An SUV trailing closely behind the car then ran her over and dragged her about five feet, witnesses said.
"People started screaming, 'Whoa, whoa, you're dragging her!'" said a 56-year-old man who was playing chess in the park and who only gave his initials, M.B.
The woman kept saying, "My bag, my bag," according to M.B.
"I heard people screaming. A lot of people really ran into the street to try to help," Port said.
The SUV stopped shortly after hitting the woman, but she was pinned underneath, witnesses said.
Firefighters helped lift the vehicle off the woman so she could be taken to Bellevue Hospital where she was listed in serious condition, according to witnesses and officials.
The initial car that hit her also remained on the scene, they said. The passenger's side of the windshield was cracked, one witness said.
An NYPD spokeswoman did not have information about the incident.