CAQ MP Marilyne Picard is mourning the loss of a second child in less than a year when her spouse’s son was crushed under a van on Tuesday.
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“I had the privilege of being his mother-in-law for 16 wonderful years. We are in shock,” wrote the Soulanges representative in the National Assembly on her Facebook page on Wednesday evening.
In the brief publication, Ms Picard revealed that London-Eliot Mercier, 19, “died tragically by a stupid accident”.
For an unknown reason, the young man was lying on the roadway around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a pickup truck on rue Saint-Augustin, near rue Sainte-Émilie, in the South district of Montréal.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim unconscious.
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There, then protected by Montreal police, London-Eliot was attacked on Tuesday morning.
London-Eliot Mercier was then taken to hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries.
“We will take our time as a family to take that second blow,” she added.
This is, in fact, the second tragedy to have struck Ms. Picard and her spouse in about ten months.
In the early morning of December 18, 2021, his son-in-law Noah-Leewis Mercier was involved in a violent car accident in Pointe-Claire on the west side of the island of Montreal.
The vehicle Noah-Leewis was in in December 2021 was badly damaged after falling off an overpass.
He was the passenger of an 18-year-old driver who lost control of a Honda Civic that fell down an overpass.
Noah-Leewis died just before his 17th birthday.
He was part of a restored family, initially with five children in all, including two from the new union, Le Journal reported after the tragedy.
From 7 to 5
“We were 7. Unfortunately we are 5 now,” Ms. Picard wrote.
Many netizens and several colleagues from the National Assembly wanted to show their support at the end of the Caquist’s announcement.
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