Pedestrian injured in car accident

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Freeland Oct. 23, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle near Freeland Oct. 23, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Karley K. Diffie, 27, of Oak Harbor was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe south on East Harbor Road behind another vehicle. Diffie tried to pass the vehicle near Crest Wood Cove and struck 30-year-old Clinton resident Richard L. Martin, who was standing in the northbound lane, according to a memo from the State Patrol.

Martin suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

The accident was reported at 7:32 p.m.

Neither Diffie nor the three passengers in the car were injured in the collision. They were all wearing seatbelts.

The Tahoe was damaged but driven from the scene.

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