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Yellowknife

RCMP block off section of 49 Ave following vehicle incident

Last modified: June 15, 2022 at 9:37am


RCMP in Yellowknife blocked off a section of 49th Avenue outside of Denendeh Manor on Tuesday evening following an incident with a vehicle.

Around 6:30 pm a vehicle appeared to have traversed a metal barrier on the perimeter of the parking lot outside the apartment building. There appeared to be damage to the side of the vehicle and a nearby tree.

The Yellowknife fire department, RCMP and a tow truck were on scene.

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According to a Wednesday press release from RCMP, witnesses told police the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed before it hit the tree. They claimed the vehicle then mounted the parking rail before coming to a stop.

Police said the male driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. He was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital to be assessed for injuries.

Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. Charges under the territory’s Motor Vehicles Act are pending.

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