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Iqaluit RCMP are seeking witnesses to a pickup truck rollover that occurred around 5:25 a.m. on Sunday in Iqaluit, which resulted in three men being transported to Qikitqtani General Hospital for treatment.

One of the men in the vehicle could only be freed using the Jaws of Life to extricate him. The black Ford 150 quad cab was on Niaqungusiariaq Road before losing control while headed south by the Quick Stop. Another man was ejected from the truck. Both of those men sustained serious injuries. The third individual sustained minor injuries and was aided by members of the public who responded after the accident.

The initial investigation leads police to believe that excessive speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the incident.

Anyone who saw the accident is asked to contact the RCMP at 867-979-1111 or, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Mounties extended their gratitute to the citizens who provided assistance at the scene before emergency services arrived.

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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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