Woman in car attacked by stick-wielding man in Washington Heights

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman in her car in Manhattan.

It happened last Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. on West 166th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights.

Police say when the woman stopped at a red light, the man came out of nowhere and smashed the driver's side window with a stick.

He hit the woman in the face with the stick and then ran away.

A week later, her eye is still swollen shut. "He broke the window and then I just felt the pain when he hit my eye ," said the victim, Ana Hernandez through a translator. "I feel bad because I can't sleep, I'm in a lot of pain It's an unbearable pain."

She was treated for cuts to her head.

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