Alcohol and speed were factors in a crash Monday on the Afton Road that sent four people to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver is facing a drinking and driving charge following the incident.
At about 3 p.m., Queens District RCMP, along with Island EMS and East River Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle collision on the Afton Road.
When police and emergency personnel arrived on scene three of the occupants had managed to escape while the fourth occupant was required to be extricated from the vehicle.
An RCMP news release says the preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle left the roadway, traveled into the ditch and struck a stand of trees before finally coming to rest.
“Alcohol and speed have been determined to be factors that contributed to the collision,” said the release.