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Police ask for witnesses, footage after truck hits teenagers

A 2009 Google Streetview image shows the corner of Range Lake Road and Woolgar Avenue
A 2009 Google Streetview image shows the corner of Range Lake Road and Woolgar Avenue.

Police asked for witnesses or people with security camera footage to come forward after a truck reportedly hit three teenagers in Yellowknife early on Thursday morning.

In a news release on Thursday, RCMP said they had been called at 1:25am to the corner of Range Lake Road and Woolgar Avenue.

Three teenage male pedestrians had been struck by a vehicle described as a newer model Ford F-150 truck, police said. The same truck is then reported to have dropped the injured teenagers at Stanton Territorial Hospital before disappearing.

The three all received treatment for injuries that weren’t life-threatening. A vehicle matching the suspect truck’s description was then pulled over at 4am following a report of possible impaired driving.



No charges have so far been laid while the investigation continues. The identities of the injured teenagers and any suspects were not disclosed.

The RCMP’s appeal for assistance appeared designed to help establish whether the truck involved in both incidents was definitively the same vehicle.

“This type of incident can be traumatic for all parties involved. We are thankful the injuries appear to be non-life threatening,” said RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon.

“RCMP are seeking information from whomever may have witnessed the incident, or have security footage of the location.”

Yellowknife’s Copperhouse restaurant and bar told Cabin Radio it had footage of the area in question from its cameras. The establishment has invited RCMP inspectors to view the recordings.

If you can help, contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.