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Police Say Speed Was Causal Factor In A Truck Accident

  • On Behalf Of Colton Holm
  • Published: February 12, 2020

Montana investigators are still actively seeking answers to questions as to what occurred in the moments leading up to a recent collision. The truck accident occurred just after 1 p.m. on a Sunday. There were several people traveling in the vehicle at the time.

Preliminary investigations show that the truck driver was traveling in a westbound direction on I-90 when he reportedly lost control of his steering. The truck veered out of its lane and hit a nearby divider. The sudden impact of the collision catapulted the truck over the divider, where it hit a fence, then flew in the air until it crashed into an embankment on the other side of an underpass.

One of the seats in the truck ejected in the collision with a passenger still in it. Sadly, he later succumbed to his injuries. A woman also riding as a passenger was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Montana Highway Patrol officers say they believe the leading causal factor in the fatal collision was excessive speed.

When a truck accident results in fatality, it often leads to litigation. Montana law allows immediate family members of deceased accident victims to file a wrongful death claim if the evidence suggests their loved one’s injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. In such cases, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible to prove in court that negligence occurred and was directly responsible for damages. To make sure they have built as strong a case as possible, most plaintiffs rely on experienced personal injury attorneys to assist them in court.

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