His mother’s death could have been avoided, she said

News 9 August, 2017
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    Josette Castilloux, 60 years old, ” says you feel a terrible void since the death of his mother, Jeannine Maldemay, 78 years old, in a car accident on Wednesday. She believes that better signage would reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

    Camille Garnier

    Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 22:43

    Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 22:43

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    Josette Castilloux is convinced that the speed and lack of signage have killed his mother, 78-year-old, when a motorist who crossed his path missed a turn and crashed into the car in which she was an occupant.

    “How many people are going to die like my mother to take the necessary measures ? “

    This is the question posed by the resident of Paspébiac after losing his mother last Wednesday in a car accident on route 299 Cascapedia-Saint-Jules, Gaspésie.

    This fatal collision occurred at a curve in the middle of the night has made Jeannine Maldemay one of the statistics of the dark review published yesterday by the Sûreté du Québec. The woman was returning home from the hospital, driving by one of his close friends.

    “I had made the journey with her the day before and I had noticed this shift,” says Ms. Castilloux, a former cashier at the age of 60. It is a right angle, one is obliged to ride very slowly. “


    Josette Castilloux deplores the fact that no signaling in particular has been put in place at this location. She thinks that the presence of alarms and lighting would have been able to prevent the accident and save his mother.

    “In the evening, there is nothing and there is no arrows, fluorescent, or anything like that,” said the woman.

    The speed of the vehicle that struck the car in which was his mother is also in question, according to Ms. Castilloux.

    “When the mechanic saw the damage, he told me that the person who struck the car could not have complied with the limit of 50 kmh, tells Josette Castilloux. He explained to me that the driver would rather be around 80 kmh. “

    Today is deprived of his mother, the woman experiences a feeling of mess.

    “To install a bright arrow in the corner there, it does not cost almost nothing, but that day, it could save a life,” says Ms. Castilloux.