GoFundMe account set up for victim in Edmonds hit-and-run

Viora and Esther Mayobo
Viora and Esther Mayobo

A GoFundMe account has been set up for a 49-year-old Everett woman who was struck on Highway 99 in Edmonds Sunday night.

Viora Mayobo remains in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center for head injuries suffered in the hit-and-run incident, and will eventually need pelvic surgery. Her daughter Esther, who was inside the car at the time, wasn’t injured.

According to friends, the two women live in Everett but work in the Edmonds/Shoreline area.

Esther Mayobo’s co-workers and friends set up the account to assist the family with medical expenses. “As the oldest of three, Esther has been put in a stressful situation not only with her mother in the hospital, but with trying to keep a normal day to day routine for her two younger brothers,” the GoFundMe page said.

According to Edmonds police, Viora Mayobo had stopped her car in the two-way turn lane on Highway 99 at 236th Street and was cleaning off the windshield of her car when she was hit around 8:35 p.m.

Since the car was totaled in the crash, supporters also hope to help the Mayobos raise money for a new vehicle.

Edmonds police are still seeking the vehicle, which was last seen headed southbound on Highway 99. Investigators believe that the vehicle is a black 2006-2010 Dodge Charger. There should be significant damage to the driver’s side front fender, grill and headlight/fog light area. Pieces of evidence as well as a photo of a vehicle similar to the suspect vehicle can be seen here.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Edmonds police or provide an anonymous tip at 425-771-0212 or epdtips.edmondswa.gov

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