Three children from a family in Lavigne, Ont. are recovering from serious injuries at the children's hospital in Ottawa.
Dan and Tracy Seguin were at a downtown North Bay church on Saturday when a vehicle lost control and struck their three children on a sidewalk out front.
The Seguin family produces honey at their Creekbend Farm and maple syrup at their Seguin Sugar Bush. A family friend and a partner in the sugar bush said she hopes "everybody sends positive energy. They just need it."
“As a couple, Dan and Tracy are being very stoic and they are very strong," Louise Demers continued. "But they do need people's prayers.”
The Seguin children include Francis, 14, Alexina, 11, and Calyx, 9. They are all recovering from broken bones and other internal injuries.
A woman not related to the family was also hit in the incident.
She's recovering from minor injuries in North Bay.
'Roads were slushy'
A 21-year-old man in North Bay is now facing dangerous driving charges.
Police said the crash happened close to 1 p.m. in front of St. Andrew's United Church at McIntyre and Cassells Street.
A vehicle going westbound on McIntyre lost control, hit a parked vehicle, and then the children and woman.
“There was slush on the roads. The pavement was showing, but the roads were slushy,” said North Bay Police spokesperson Ted Whittle.
The suspect has been charged with four counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He was released on a “promise to appear and officer in charge undertaking,” with a pending court date and conditions.
A vehicle was seized for examination and the investigation continues, police said.