ATV hits, then leaves Arviat pedestrian

A 19-year-old man faces several changes in connection with the July 26 incident


A collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a pedestrian in Arviat has prompted the RCMP to issue a reminder to Nunavummiut that all ATVs must be licenced and insured when operated on the roads within communities, and that drivers must obey all traffic signs and watch for pedestrians.

On July 26, shortly after 1:00 a.m. members of Arviat’s RCMP were called to the local health centre after a man walking down a street had been struck by an ATV.

The man was walking against the flow of traffic when he was struck from behind by an ATV, which then fled the scene, a July 28 news release from the RCMP said.

Police said the pedestrian, who was taken to the health center by witnesses, received “non-life threatening injuries.”

Alcohol was not involved, police said.

Jordan St. John, 19, faces charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failure to remain at the scene, and operating a vehicle with no insurance or registration.

St. John will appear Oct. 14 before the Nunavut Court of Justice in Arviat.

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