HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia RCMP say three people were taken to hospital after an all-terrain vehicle crashed in Canso, N.S. early Sunday morning.

Police say at approximately 12:45 a.m. on May 2, they were notified of a single vehicle collision involving an ATV on Water St. in Canso.

Canso RCMP, fire and EHS attended the scene and found a damaged ATV and three women laying in a ditch nearby.

The driver of the ATV, a 44-year-old woman, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by LifeFlight.

The two passengers, an 18-year-old woman and a 16-year-old woman, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso.

Police seized the ATV and continue to investigate. They believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. 


A previous version of this article said the two women were taken to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish. RCMP have corrected their initial release, and confirmed the two women were taken to Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso.