Man's plea for drivers to slow down goes viral
A husband is speaking out after his wife was hit while she was out jogging. Aaron Paquette's plea to drivers to slow down and pay attention while out on the road has now gone viral.
He posted emotional plea hours after his wife was hit and has received quite the outpouring of support.
Last Wednesday, Clarice Cardinal-Anderson was hit while out for a jog in the area of Britnell Blvd. and 47 St. Witnesses told CTV News an SUV ran her over.
"Her wrist was completely broken in half. There was blood coming from her mouth, she was in a state of shock. She was having trouble breathing," said Aaron.
Aaron says his wife is now breathing without any help and is now talking. She was supposed to spend ten days in ICU but was moved out after a day. After the collision her husband reached out to people on Facebook, pleading with drivers to slow down, to stop rushing and to enjoy life.
"I talked about my wife's injuries, but I'd also pleaded with people to please slow down put away your cellphones -- to please just get home safe to your family and let others get home to their families."
His post has so far generated more than 20,000 comments on Facebook.
His plea has generated not only prayers, but financial support. Financial donations are pouring in. Aaron says he is grateful for that, as money will help modify their home and for future homecare.
The couple also has a one-year-old child.
With files Serena Mah