A head-on crash at high speed is one of the most dangerous kinds of auto accidents. Two people involved in one such crash in Flathead County recently were fortunate to escape with their lives. The two victims were injured but they were listed in stable condition.
Of the many different types of car accidents, the rear-end collision is one of the most common. It is also one of the most dangerous in terms of the potential for injury. Many victims of rear-end collisions suffer serious soft tissue injuries, which can lead to years of pain and disability. Such a car accident occurred in downtown Billings recently. In this case, all three victims were children.
A collision that results when one vehicle crosses the centerline of a highway is one of the deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents. One such accident took place on I-90 near Alberton, Montana recently. The occupants of the three vehicles involved were fortunate in a sense; they all survived. But four of them suffered serious injury and had to be transported to local hospitals.
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.
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.
An unusually violent intersection collision in Billings recently may have been caused by an impaired driver. The force of the collision was enough to flip one of the vehicles on its roof. Fortunately, the injured victim is expected to survive.
Most Montana drivers probably learned about hydroplaning in their driver's education classes. That hydroplaning is a serious hazard was tragically demonstrated in Missoula County recently, when it caused a pickup truck to roll over, injuring its five occupants, one critically.
After a long cold winter, Montana residents can probably think of a lot of reasons to welcome spring. But here's one many may not have thought of: your chances of being in a car accident are lower at this time of year.
Distracted driving causes a lot of accidents on Montana roads. Police have indicated they believe the death of a Missoula high school athlete who was killed recently while walking with his girlfriend was a distracted driver accident.
The injuries sustained in a car accident can be life-changing. But a person's attitude can make all the difference in how they move on in life and put the accident behind them. A recent news article told the story of one young car accident victim whose positive attitude and refusal to give up are helping him cope with the fact that he can no longer walk.