Yellowknife

Driver medevaced after Ingraham Trail collision


Police in Yellowknife say one person required a medevac to an Edmonton hospital after a collision on the Ingraham Trail on Saturday.

Two vehicles hit each other on Highway 4 near the Yellowknife River shortly before 11am that day.

RCMP say the driver of one of the vehicles, a woman, received injuries that weren't life-threatening.

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In a short statement, police said that person – who was not publicly identified – "was stabilized by an RCMP member" while waiting for emergency services to arrive at the scene.

"The driver was transported to hospital and later by medevac to Edmonton," said a police spokesperson.

"The investigation into the cause of this collision is ongoing."

No update was available regarding the passenger's condition as of Wednesday morning.


Correction: September 18, 2019 – 15:32 MT. After we published our initial version of this article, RCMP contacted Cabin Radio to say a mistake had been made in their initial response. Whereas police had initially stated a passenger was medevaced, the person taken to hospital in Edmonton was in fact the driver of one of the vehicles. Based on this updated information, our report has been amended accordingly.

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