A Toronto woman was victimized twice Monday night when she was hit by a vehicle and then robbed of her belongings in the Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue area.

Police say a minivan hit the 25-year-old pedestrian just before 9 p.m. Tuesday on Prince Charles Road, near Roberta Road.

As the victim attempted to gather herself, the suspected driver of the vehicle approached her and nabbed her purse.

The victim, who said she did not want to be identified because she was scared, spoke to CTV Toronto as she dropped in at Toronto General Hospital to have her injuries, which were minor, examined.

"I was in absolute shock. I could not believe what happened. I just could not believe I was alive. I was just thanking God," she said.

"I didn't hear it coming. I got hit from behind and pushed a couple of metres," she said, adding the van had not been moving very quickly.

Ruth Cohen looked out from her home to see the victim in the snow. "She was sitting on the grass crying."

The victim said: "I got pushed to the ground, my knee was scraped."

The driver then got out of the van and came towards her.

"I was on the ground and she grabbing me, and she was pulling me yelling, 'Get up, get up', then she was hitting me and I started screaming 'Help! Help! Help!' just over and over. And I didn't have it in me to resist. I just don't know what is going on at this point -- I've been hit by a car. And so she's grabbing my purse, but it's on my arm, right? And she reaches in and takes my wallet and runs."

The victim said she initially thought the female driver of the van got out of the vehicle to help her and remembered being dumbfounded when it didn't turn out that way.

The female suspect then tried to leave the scene in the vehicle but had to flee on foot after the van struck a hydro pole after a few feet.

"When I was being dragged, I thought I was dead," the victim said.

When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the minivan had earlier been reported stolen.

Investigators say they are still looking for the suspect who is described as being a thin, blonde female who wears her hair in a ponytail. She is between 20 and 25 years old, an estimated 106 lbs. and is about 5'4" or 5'5" tall. She was wearing dark pants at the time.

Const. Tony Vella, a Toronto Police spokesperson, said officers are confident of tracking down the driver.

"It is going to take some time but with the assistance of the public, we will identify who this lady is."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).

With a report from CTV Toronto's Austin Delaney and files from The Canadian Press