When a car or truck collides with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist usually gets the worst of it. With nothing between them and the pavement, motorcyclists can suffer injuries even in minor or low-speed collisions. This happened recently on Billings' South Side, when the operator of a small motorcycle or moped was hit by a car in what appears to have been a distracted driver accident.
Montana is a big state, and Montana residents often have to drive long distances to get from one town to another. Unfortunately, spending long, monotonous hours behind the wheel can be hazardous. A driver who is short of sleep on a long drive is in danger of falling asleep behind the wheel and causing an auto accident. Even nodding off for a few seconds can have disastrous consequences.
A serious auto accident can change a life in a matter of seconds. Car accident injuries can result in hospitalization, lingering pain, lost income from work and the inability to enjoy activities that were once an important part of your life. In cases of catastrophic injuries or a brain injury, an individual may lose the ability to carry out even the most basic functions of life.
Traffic in Billings can be heavy, and heavy traffic increases the risk of car accidents. Recently Billings police identified the intersections in town where a significant number of motor vehicle accidents occur. According to police the most accident-prone intersection is in the Heights, where Main Street crosses Lake Elmo Drive.
Many Montana residents use smartphones and similar devices to stay connected with work, family and friends throughout the day. But when people use that technology behind the wheel, they create a serious risk to themselves and everyone else on the road.
Intoxicated drivers are a major cause of serious injury and death on Montana Roads. Billings police believe a drunk driver was the cause of a car accident at the intersection of Rehberg Lane and Grand Avenue last Sunday evening. The crash sent two individuals to the hospital.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when they are involved in a collision with a larger vehicle. Sometimes they can be injured just by trying to get out of the way of a negligent driver. That appears to be what happened in a recent accident that occurred on Highway 312 and 12 Mile Road, northeast of Billings.
A violent car collision disturbed the peace of a Billings residential neighborhood and sent two people to the hospital about a week ago. Billings Police say speed and alcohol were involved, and they are investigating it as a drunk driving accident.
No one ever plans on having a car accident. When it happens, an injured victim can feel shock, confusion and anxiety about medical expenses, lost time from work, and future pain and disability. Fortunately, those who are injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver have legal remedies under Montana law.
Montana residents know all about winter driving. For most of us, experience has taught how a vehicle performs in different road conditions, and most of us know when to slow down and take it easy. But sometimes a car accident occurs that might have been prevented had a driver been more careful on an icy road. One such accident took place recently in Kalispell, and sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries.