Information from Newport Police:
Newport Police Officers and medical personnel were dispatched Sunday afternoon to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. The crash occurred in the 900 block of NE Eads Street.
The investigation revealed that Elsy Garcia-Carrillo, age 17 of Newport, was driving a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup and was stopped at the stop sign located at NE 9th and NE Eads Streets. Garcia-Carrillo was pulling away from her stopped position preparing to drive north on NE Eads Street when she began turning too far to the right. She attempted to correct her over-steering by applying the brakes. In her panic, Garcia-Corrillo mistakenly pressed on the accelerator, launching her vehicle over the curb and across the sidewalk, slamming into a tree. Abby Gove, age 25 of Newport, was walking south on the sidewalk when she was struck by Garcia-Corrillo’s vehicle, and knocked to the ground. Gove received major injuries to her left arm; she was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, and later flown by REACH Ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
Garcia-Corrillo 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.