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Pedestrian Pinned by Truck

Veh Ped Crash 04.20.2014NEWPORT, Ore. – Newport Police responded to a vehicle verse pedestrian crash Sunday.

Police say the crash occurred on the 900 block of NE Eads Street. A 17-year-old driver was stopped at the stop sign on 9th Street and NE Eads Street. She was pulling way, when she turned too far to the right. She attempted to correct her over-steering by applying the brakes, but panicked and pressed the accelerator. The vehicle launched over the curb and across the sidewalk, slamming into a tree.

Abby Gove, 26, of Newport, was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck by the vehicle, and pinned between the vehicle and the tree. Gove received major injuries to her left arm and was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. She was later flown by REACH ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

The driver and her passenger were not injured. The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact officer Tom Lekas at 541-574-3348.

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