A head-on collision at highway speeds is a violent event that often results in serious injury or death. Tragically, this was the outcome of an auto accident that occurred recently on U.S. Highway 93 northwest of Whitefish. A 23-year-old woman from Montana died and two other people were injured when their vehicles collided head-on.
When vehicles collide head-on at highway speeds, the results are often fatal. That was unfortunately the case when a head-on collision occurred recently near Alzada, Montana on U.S. Highway 212. A 16-year-old boy from South Dakota was killed in the crash.
A tragic accident in Missoula County that had already claimed two lives claimed another this month, when the only surviving victim succumbed to her injuries and passed away. A 23-year-old woman and a nine-year-old girl had already died in the accident, which happened near Lolo, Montana in February.
Car accident injuries can have a significant impact on a person's life. One man who knows this all too well is a Flathead County Sheriff's Deputy who suffered severe injuries in an off-duty auto accident caused by a negligent driver in August of this year.
When a vehicle crosses the centerline of a highway into the opposite lane of traffic at a high rate of speed, the drivers of vehicles in the opposite lane have very little time to react. All too often the result is a high-speed head-on collision resulting in death or serious injury. Perhaps due to the long distances traveled and the potential for driver fatigue, these types of accidents are not uncommon in Montana. Recently one such crash killed a 66-year-old Bozeman man and left another man seriously injured.
A head-on collision often results in serious injury or death for those involved. But four people involved in a head-on crash just outside Great Falls recently were lucky: only one of them had to be taken to the hospital, and that person's injuries were reported to be minor.
A head-on collision is one of the deadliest types of car accidents. Tragically, this was shown to be true in a recent crash just west of Bozeman that killed two drivers.
In a Yellowstone County courtroom recently, the children of an elderly couple killed by a drunk driver spoke poignantly about what it was like to lose their parents. The couple's son spoke of his father asking repeatedly for his wife in the intensive care unit. When he was told that she had died in the accident, he became silent. He died three months later, without ever leaving the hospital. A daughter spoke of her parents as good people who deserved justice. The judge sentenced the driver, a 54-year-old Broadview woman, to prison.
A head-on collision caused by a car going the wrong way on King Avenue in Billings sent two women to the hospital recently. The car accident happened on a weekday morning when a woman in an older model Lincoln Continental drove the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of the avenue, near 20th Street West. The drivers of two other vehicles saw her coming and were able to get out of the way before the Lincoln collided with a Chevy Malibu that had come to a stop in the right lane.