Death in the arms of his mom

News 17 December, 2017
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    The young mother performed cpr on her son while awaiting rescue.

    Dominique Lelièvre

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    The life of a young family of Pont-Rouge changed forever when the small Yoann, four years old, was struck by the van as his mom came out of the entrance of the house, and then die in his arms.

    The mother of 27-year-old Véronique Leclerc, had a day off with his sister and her two boys of four and seven years old when the tragedy took place in front of the family house of the Saint-Patrick street, in the east of Portneuf, on Friday.

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    Veronique Leclerc, pictured with his son, Yoann, will remain marked forever by the images of his son lying on the ground unconscious after the shock.

    The woman tells how his son Yoann Leclerc Pilotte has lost the life in what she describes as a “stupid accident” after having decided, to noon, to clear the court before and store for the winter the truck from his spouse. It was then believed his boys safe from his sister, behind the house.

    “In my head, my child was playing in the background of the court… Probably because he saw me embark in the pick-up and that he thought that I was going without him. I don’t know what happened. I haven’t seen anything go “, she says, the voice knotted with emotion.

    “I advanced to the pick-up of about four metres for the move when the accident happened. I got out of the pick-up and my boy was lying on the ground unconscious, ” said the one who will be haunted forever by these pictures.

    “He was emptied of his blood “

    The young mom was eager to practice cpr on the body, which it did until the arrival of the rescue, but without success.

    “I had it in the arm and he was emptied of his blood. It, it’s going to [me] to stay for life… I will never forget, it is safe “, let it fall, choking back her tears.

    Veronique Leclerc admits that she feels ” much, much, much guilt.” Reviewing constantly the scene, she still wonders what she could have done more to avoid this nightmare, claiming to have taken all the “precautions” are necessary.

    She mentioned that she had taken the trouble to plow and salt the truck, even if it only wanted to move a few meters, and that it is committed in the entry forward, and not backwards. “The truck is so big, maybe it was in my dead angle “, trying to explain.

    A great vacuum

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    Yoann, as you can see in the company of his big brother, was overflowing with energy, explained his mother to the Log.

    The death of the small Yoann will leave a great void among his followers, he who was overflowing with energy, expresses Ms. Leclerc. He will never be able to make the meeting of the third child that her mother is still in her belly.

    “We couldn’t be in a bad mood with this child. It was our bit of happiness. […] It is sure that it will not pass through, but it’s going to have to learn to live with it “, tries to reason with the woman going through the grieving process.

    An investigation has been opened by the Sûreté du Québec to shed light on the drama, but there is every reason to believe that the driver has not been negligent. “According to initial findings, it would be an accident. The investigation is still ongoing, ” said a spokesperson for the police, yesterday.