Off-duty Mountie seriously injured in RCMP ATV crash
SASKATOON – An off-duty Mountie was seriously injured after an incident involving an RCMP ATV in northern Saskatchewan.
On June 10, an RCMP member spotted an off-duty member driving the quad on a road outside of Wollaston Lake, Sask. around 1:30 a.m.
The on-duty member saw the operator attempting to navigate a curve when the ATV rolled, throwing the rider off.
As a result, the man was taken to hospital in Saskatoon with a serious head injury.
It is believed he was not wearing a helmet.
RCMP would not specify on the employee’s current condition.
The victim is an RCMP constable with over a decade of service. He was stationed at the Wollaston Lake detachment.
RCMP investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash and why he was using the vehicle.
According to RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Craig Cleary, off-duty members do utilize equipment and vehicles to train and for other purposes.
Wollaston Lake is approximately 705 kilometres north of Saskatoon.