Wutwut in ICU after accident

Wutwut’s classmates from Assumption Elementary School stopped by to show their support Tuesday at the Intensive Care Unit at Majuro hospital. Photo: Pamela Rubon-Note.

HILARY HOSIA

Footage of the gruesome vehicle accident that sent 12-year-old Evangeline “Wutwut” John to the Majuro hospital last Saturday is under review by law enforcement, the child’s mother and National Police Officer Pamela Rubon-Note told the Journal.Wutwut was struck right outside her family store in Batkan while crossing the street.

“She was going to help the next door neighbors prepare for an upcoming birthday party when she got hit,” her mother said. “She was going to perform at the birthday too.”

According to Wutwut’s mother, footage from the store surveillance cameras showed Wutwut to be looking both ways before crossing the street. The same footage, sadly, captured the moment the child’s body came in contact with the incoming vehicle: her head struck the windshield of the car before the girl was hurled several feet in front of the car.

Read more of this story and related articles in the Marshall Islands Journal’s November 1, 2019 edition. Subscribe by going to the home page and clicking on the subscribe advertisement or go to PayPal and pay $57 using the editor’s email giff @ ntamar.net (no spaces).

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