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High school students injured in I-94 bus accident in Billings

At least four people were injured on Friday night as a Rimrock Stages bus ferried the West High female basketball team home from a game in Miles City. Authorities say that the bus ran off I-94 around 11:30 p.m. by mile marker 36. The bus was carrying about two dozen junior varsity and freshmen players, the team coach and three assistant coaches.

Study: sick driving is as dangerous as drunk driving

Everyone knows that drunk driving is one of the leading causes of serious personal injuries Montana. Distracted driving is also another common cause of tragic car accidents around the state. While most motorists are prudent enough to avoid texting or drinking while driving, this flu season may cause a driver to become an unexpected danger to others on local roads.

Cellphones attributable to 3,092 car accident deaths in 2010

A car accident is one of the most common events on Montana roads but a wreck is always unexpected for the drivers involved. There are many causes of car accidents but the vast majority of serious car wrecks are attributable to bad driving behavior such as impaired driving or distracted driving.

Pedestrian deaths climb as car accident deaths decrease

The number of deaths from car accidents has decreased in recent years but more and more pedestrians are suffering personal injuries from car strikes. NHTSA data indicate that pedestrian fatalities rose 4.2 percent in 2010 and the number of personal injuries from pedestrian accidents climbed 19 percent to 70,000. These injuries and deaths happen at a time when car accident deaths are near historic lows.

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