A reader sent us some cameraphone photos and wrote:

I was in my apartment when I heard something that sounded like a 13-car pile up. After going outside I saw a crazy scene.

According to eyewitnesses someone stole a van around Bleecker St, drove down Macdougal and then into the park where Prince St/MacDougal St/6th Ave meet.

He hit a woman, smashed into a store display, then smashed into a Smart Car (which sent it flying across 6th ave) and then finally into a pole.

Then he jumped out of the van and ran away.

We'll try to get more details for tomorrow--and we hope the woman is all right.