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UPDATE: Pedestrian hospitalized after Highway 20 crash in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor firemen ready a 55-year-old female crash victim for transport to Whidbey General Hospital Monday morning after she was struck by a blue Chevy Tahoe. The incident occurred on highway 20 at the intersection with SW Erie Street. The driver of the Chevy apparently did not see the pedestrian who was walking in the crosswalk, according to Oak Harbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Ray Merrill. The woman suffered injuries to her head, legs and feet, he said. More information to follow. - Jenny Manning/Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor firemen ready a 55-year-old female crash victim for transport to Whidbey General Hospital Monday morning after she was struck by a blue Chevy Tahoe. The incident occurred on highway 20 at the intersection with SW Erie Street. The driver of the Chevy apparently did not see the pedestrian who was walking in the crosswalk, according to Oak Harbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Ray Merrill. The woman suffered injuries to her head, legs and feet, he said. More information to follow.
— image credit: Jenny Manning/Whidbey News-Times

A blue Chevrolet Tahoe struck 55-year-old Debbie Gallo at the intersection of Highway 20 and SW Erie Street at approximately 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Gallo was in the crosswalk heading north across Highway 20 as Michael Payne, 37, turned left from Erie Street onto Highway 20. He apparently did not see Gallo.

The Oak Harbor police and fire departments, along with a deputy from the Island County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene.

The impact left a visible indentation on the hood of the Chevy. Gallo suffered injuries to her head, legs and feet and was transported to Whidbey General Hospital, said Oak Harbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Ray Merrill.

As of Thursday morning she was still at the hospital and “in stable condition,” reported hospital spokesperson Trish Rose.

An investigation is still pending on the incident and no citations have been issued.

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