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Seguin children continue to recover in Ottawa hospital

Three children from a family in Lavigne continue to recover in a hospital in Ottawa after being hit by a vehicle in North Bay last weekend.
Eat Local Sudbury is collecting donations for the Seguin Family of Lavigne. The family produces honey and maple syrup products. Last week, all three of their children were hit by a car on a North Bay sidewalk. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

Three children from a family in Lavigne continue to recover in a hospital in Ottawa, after being hit by a vehicle in North Bay last weekend.

Dan and Tracy Seguin were in North Bay last Saturday, when a vehicle lost control and struck their children on the sidewalk.

Dan's sister, Monique Seguin, said all three children — Francis, 14, Alexina, 11, and Calyx, 9 — are showing signs of improvement.

"At least we know that the little fella is pretty well out of danger now and showing improvements every day,” she said.

“He spoke a little bit and he moved his legs. So we're happy."

Seguin says the children's parents are in Ottawa for the time being.

"They are coping much better now that Calyx is able to speak a little, she said.

Doctors in Ottawa have not given the family any timeline as to when the children will be able to head home, Seguin noted.

The support from the community during this time has been incredible, she said, and several fundraisers have been organized to assist the family.      

Police in North Bay have charged a 21-year-old man who was involved in the incident with dangerous driving.

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