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.
A fatal car accident can leave surviving loved ones in a state of shock and devastated by grief. The family of a deceased car accident victim can also face serious financial issues, especially if they were dependent on the victim for support.
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.
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.
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.
A tragic accident in north central Montana has injured a woman and killed a 17-year-old girl. The accident happened near Box Elder, in Hill County. According to the local sheriff's office, the 17-year-old Shawmut girl was driving north on U.S. Highway 87 shortly after 6 p.m. on a recent Sunday afternoon. For some reason she lost control of her vehicle and crossed over into the southbound lane. She was involved in a head-on crash with a car driven by a 30-year-old Havre woman.
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.
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in Montana and around the country. A recent example in Lake County ended up in a chain reaction that damaged five vehicles, closed Highway 93 North for more than an hour, and sent one driver to the hospital.