Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ATV Collision in Nain Last Week

A Nain man was sent to Happy Valley-Goose Bay for treatment following a collision on a stolen ATV last week.

Constable James Barter is with the Nain RCMP detachment.

He says they responded to a number of complaints of a stolen ATV driving around the community on September 2.

The driver had no lights on.

A 19-year-old from the community stole the ATV which belonged to the Nain Inuit Community Government.

While pursing the ATV, the young man had collided head on into an RCMP member, who was also on ATV.

Both parties involved in the collision suffered minor injuries.

The collision caused sufficient damage to both ATVs.

The suspect assaulted a nurse and ambulance driver while being taken to the local clinic.

This was done in an attempt to escape.

The suspect was later sent to Happy Valley-Goose Bay for observation.

No life-threatening injuries were reported.

The young man is facing several federal and provincial charges including theft of a motor vehicle.

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