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New documents in Remington rifle case could prove negligence

A Montana man's quest to uncover the truth about dangerous flaws in Remington rifles' trigger mechanisms has led to the unsealing of several key findings. Several documents that had been used in a previous products defect case against the company were revealed in February, and a motion was filed on March 8 to release the remaining records. That motion was filed by the non-profit group Public Justice.

Rash of drunk driving accidents rock Montana community

Recent accidents throughout the state of Montana have drawn more attention to residents' permissive attitude toward drinking and driving, according to Missoula authorities. Seven people have been killed so far this year on Montana roads in alcohol-related accidents, a number that approaches 10 percent of those killed in similar crashes in the 2010 calendar year.

Man arraigned after allegedly running over his friend on Montana highway

A car accident can happen in various different ways, whether it involves two vehicles or a vehicle and a pedestrian. Recently, a 46-year-old Florida man was charged in connection with the death of his friend on a Montana highway after he allegedly ran him over. The man, who pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the car accident, faces as many as 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted of negligent homicide.

Man jailed after hitting pedestrian on Missoula walking path

A man is being held on $100,000 bail after allegedly hitting a pedestrian on the Kim Williams walking trail in Missoula. The man, 19, has been charged in connection with the car accident. He faces charges of misdemeanor reckless driving, as well as felony criminal endangerment and negligent vehicular assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He could receive more than $60,000 in fines and 10 years in prison if convicted. The family of the injured pedestrian may also choose to seek compensation through civil court.

Montana roads host rash of fatal car crashes

A string of severe car accidents has left three people dead and two injured on Montana roads, according to police reports. Two of the accidents occurred in north-central Montana. Although winter road conditions may have played a role in the accidents, drunk driving is suspected to have attributed to at least two fatalities.

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