The son of a broke flagman implores caution

Broken flagman’s son begs for caution

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The son of a road flagman fatally struck this week in Carignan, Montérégie, urges motorists to be more careful around construction sites.

” Today, it is I who is experiencing a tragedy, but I think that we can avoid others,” says Kévin Séguin, joined by Le Journal in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Wednesday evening, it was through a publication on social networks that he learned of the death of his father a few hours earlier. A call to his family quickly confirmed what he feared most.

Marc Séguin

His father, Marc Séguin, was working on a construction site when he was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. 

The accident happened at the very spot where a teenager was killed and another seriously injured last Saturday, when their scooter was run over by a motorist suspected of being impaired by alcohol.

In the case of Mr. Séguin, it is the recklessness of a driver that is in question. 

The Richelieu–Saint-Laurent police department has Arrested Alexy Guttierez Marcel for dangerous driving causing death. 

Accused Thursday at the Longueuil courthouse, the 30-year-old man was released with a promise to appear. He should be back in court on December 14. 

In the meantime, his license has been confiscated and he is prohibited from driving a vehicle.

< strong>A hard-working man

According to his son, Marc Séguin was a hard-working man who dedicated his life to “helping others”. For 35 years, he fought forest fires with SOPFEU before retiring two years ago. But he didn't stop working.

“He always had odd jobs here and there,” says Kévin Séguin. He had been a traffic signalman for over a year and he really enjoyed it. Sadly, he died at work. 

He wants people who knew his father to remember him for who he was. 

« Someone smiling, warm and generous who was an excellent family man. Someone present in society and who liked to participate in all kinds of activities ”, he underlines.

” Be careful “

The young man also wants to send a message to motorists. 

“ Be careful of the limits of speed and respect the highway safety code. It's up to drivers to be careful, not just flaggers.”

He urges caution, so that others don't have to go through the same painful experience that he must now cross.

“The rules are there to avoid this kind of drama every day. Because we will tell each other, it happens more often than we think and it can happen to anyone, he recalls.

-With the collaboration of Laurent Lavoie

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