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Student struck by vehicle in front of North Whidbey Middle School | UPDATED
A 13-year-old girl is recovering from injuries sustained after being hit by a pickup truck Friday morning in front of North Whidbey Middle School.
At approximately 7:50 a.m. the girl was walking in a crosswalk across Whidbey Avenue when she was struck.
The Ford pickup truck was being driven by a 46-year-old Oak Harbor man.
He was making a left turn from Izett Street onto Whidbey Avenue when the girl was struck, said Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.
The driver heard a scream and discovered what happened when he stopped, he said.
“He did the right thing and stayed with the girl and dialed 911,” Green said adding the man is cooperating with officers.
He said the girl sustained what he described as “non-life-threatening” injuries.
An ambulance transported the girl to Whidbey General Hospital.
She is a seventh-grader at North Whidbey Middle School. Classes at the school begin at 8:15 a.m., said Joe Hunt, spokesperson for the school district. The girl’s parents were notified of the accident and she was supposed to be released from the hospital the same day.
Green said officers are still investigating the incident.