In an interview with Radio-Canada, Anik Legault, 38, said he felt the human tenderness of people at the scene of the accident, but also at the Brockville General Hospital.

I’m not ready now, but one day I promise myself to go back and meet some significant people there.she says.

From the people who helped straighten the car, the hospital staff, they are all people I cannot thank enough. A policeman who put up a cross at the scene of the accident, with the names of my children and my mother.

On April 18 around 7:30 p.m., Anik Legault’s car was hit by a semi-trailer truck on Highway 401, in Augusta Township, Eastern Ontario.

The crash happened just east of Brockville, about 100 kilometers south of Ottawa as Anik Legault, her twin brother Erik Legault, her two children Émerik Giroux, 7, Maélie Giroux, 3 , as well as his mother Chantal Dendooven-Legault, 68, were returning from a trip to Toronto.

Following the collision, the vehicle Anik Legault was driving rolled over several times. His children and his mother, who were in the back, did not survive.

Erik Legault and Émerik Giroux in an arena.

Erik Legault and his nephew, Emerik Giroux

Photo: Provided by Anik Legault

Three generations under the same roof

A week after the tragedy, Ms. Legault wanted to pay tribute to her children and her mother who perished in the accident.

The grandparents, Anik, her spouse and their children lived together in a multigenerational residence in Laval.

The five occupants of the vehicle involved in the accident had taken advantage of the Easter holiday to make a trip to Toronto. Together they attended a hockey game marlies from Toronto, visited the Royal Ontario Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium.

Anik’s spouse had stayed at home to take care of the dog.

We were fans of road tripssays Anik Legault, and my children loved nature and animals.

It is certain that I say to myself, would this have happened if we had left earlier, or if we had made any stop, adds Ms. Legault. I look at the photos we took in Toronto and I don’t feel any guilt for having made this trip. The three were so happy to take this trip.

She also finds comfort in the fact that her children and her mother did not suffer in the accident.

fond memories

My mother was in fusion with the children, a devoted grandmother, a devoted mothershe recalls.

She describes her son, Émerik, as a very sensitive child and a great hockey fan.

Émerik was active, loved sports, soccer, hockey, hockey statistics. It was one fan goalie who loved the Boston Bruins.

His daughter, Maélie, displayed a strong character from the height of her 3 years. She would have been 4 years old in May.

And Maélie had the character of her mother, we have pig heads. She didn’t let herself be stepped on, but she was full of tenderness. She also loved dancing.

I called her my princess, my hen, remembers Anik. My daughter told me: I’m not just a princess, I’m an angel and a dancer.

In a statement, the police Ontario Provincial (POP) confirms that the investigation is still underway to try to determine the causes of the tragedy.

The POP asks anyone with information related to this collision to call him at 1-888-310-1122.

With information from Frédéric Pepin

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