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.
Drivers on the road today are cautioned to watch out for distracted, negligent or even intoxicated drivers. Pedestrians can become car accident victims can become victims when they on the road or even walking in an area near moving vehicles. Such was the case in Missoula recently.
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.
Right after an auto accident you are likely to be in a state of shock and emotional distress. The purpose of this post is to give Billings readers of this blog some information about some things they should do if they find themselves in this traumatic situation.
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.
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.
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.
Most motorcyclists know that some drivers just don't see them. Whether that was a factor in a recent fatal accident in the Billings area is not yet known.
When a pedestrian is struck by a full-size pickup truck the outcome is likely to be tragic. Unfortunately that was the case in a recent late-morning accident in Billings.
When a motorcycle and a passenger car collide the motorcyclist is generally more at risk for serious injury. But the driver of the car doesn't always escape being injured. Recently a violent head-on-collision between a motorcycle and a car in Billings injured both the both the motorcyclist and the car's driver.