Three men taken to hospital on Sunday after vehicle rollover in Iqaluit

Incident occurred around 5:25 a.m., RCMP said

Three men were taken to hospital in Iqaluit on Sunday after a single-vehicle rollover collision took place at around 5:25 that morning. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Iqaluit RCMP say they are investigating a “vehicle roll-over collision” that occurred on Sunday morning in the city.

According to an RCMP news release issued on Sunday, the collision took place at around 5:25 a.m. on Niaqunngusiariaq Road, across from the Apex Quickstop.

Three men were taken to hospital, two of them with serious injuries, the release said.

“Iqaluit Fire/Rescue were on scene and had to use the jaws of life to free one male from the vehicle. Another male was ejected from the vehicle and a third male was aided by responding members of the public from the vehicle with minor injuries. Two of the injured sustained serious injuries,” the release said.

A black Ford 150 quad cab pickup was the only vehicle involved and initial investigations show “excessive speed and alcohol” as contributing factors.

The truck was driven down Federal Road toward the Four Corners intersection and continued onto Niaqunngusiariaq Road before losing control, the release said.

The RCMP ask anyone who witnessed the incident or may have more information to contact the RCMP detachment at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The RCMP also thanked the residents on the scene who provided assistance before police and emergency services arrived.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Drinking and driving is rampant in Iqaluit on

    If you think public drunkenness is a problem in Iqaluit, you’d be surprised with how bad it is behind the wheel. And I’m not talking about someone having 1 or 2 beers. There are people stumbling into their cars and driving away.

    We need more spot checks in this town and we need to report drunk driving everytime we see it.

  2. Posted by Name withheld on

    I have honestly seen a lady get out of her pick up truck staggering pissed drunk and I often wonder how in the world they manage to get away with things here in Iqaluit!!!

    Like most of the people lining up at B&W store are already intoxicated, why aren’t the enforcers checking their alcohol level when they get in their vehicle?

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