A single-vehicle accident on the Ingraham Trail on Monday evening has left one person with serious and potentially life-altering injuries, according to the RCMP.

The police also say that alcohol and distracted driving are suspected to be factors the incident, which is under investigation.

There were three people trapped in the vehicle when it left the roadway near Madelaine Lake, the RCMP stated in a Tuesday afternoon news release.

“All three of the occupants suffered injuries in the collision that were not considered to be life threatening but all three occupants were transported to the hospital. RCMP later learned that one occupant was reported to have serious and potentially life-altering injuries as a result of the collision,” the police stated.

No details were publicly disclosed regarding the individuals involved.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.nwtnu.crimestoppersweb.com. In the event of an emergency call, 911.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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