Car accidents can leave injured victims feeling shocked and bewildered. When the accident is caused by a negligent driver who flees the scene, that shock and bewilderment can turn to outrage.
An auto accident on U.S. 87 between Fort Benton and Great Falls sent five people to the hospital recently. Although only two vehicles actually collided, the Montana Highway Patrol was looking for a third vehicle that fled the scene.
Car accidents are unpredictable by nature and have unexpected consequences. This was illustrated in a recent hit-and-run accident near the intersection of Milton Road and Main Street in Billings. As two cars headed south on Main Street, a Subaru hit a Honda Civic and pushed it into a utility pole, causing a power outage that affected about 800 utility customers. The Subaru then fled the scene.
The Maryland driver involved in a fatal motorcycle-car accident earlier this month is now in custody at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.