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Montana volunteer chief never recovered after truck accident

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 1.1 million firefighters were actively protecting U.S. people and property in 2012. Sixty-nine percent were volunteers. Volunteer firefighters are concentrated mostly in areas with relatively small populations like Fort Shaw, Montana, where 280 residents were counted in the last census.

Man killed in Montana bike accident

Many people throughout the state of Montana, just the same as other parts of the country, enjoy riding their bike. Unfortunately, some people are not keen on the idea of sharing the road with bicyclists, which can ultimately result in serious injury, and often, death.

Negligent drivers aren’t the only reason for Montana crashes

Some Gallatin County drivers see a serious traffic accident and jump to conclusions about its cause. Law enforcement authorities, insurance investigators and lawyers' jobs would be a lot easier if fault was established quickly after auto accidents.

At least 2 injured in motorcycle crash in Montana

Motorcyclists are often not seen on the roadways due to their smaller sizes, but that isn't something drivers can use as a defense when accidents take place. If you've been struck and hurt or have lost a family member to a driver's negligence, you do have a right to seek compensation and even pursue a civil lawsuit. These people or their families may choose to seek compensation, just like you.

1 killed in Montana car accident

There are many times in which a car accident in Montana only results in damage to the vehicles involved. Furthermore, some people are able to walk away from an accident, only suffering minor injuries. Unfortunately, this was not the case in southeastern Montana where a 16-year-old boy was killed in a three-vehicle, head-on accident. Along with the boy who was killed, another man was injured.

U.S. truck accident fatality rate climbs amid safety debates

Machines work as well as the people who make and use them. Traffic accident, injury and death rates would drop dramatically if all Montana vehicles were manufactured without defects, maintained properly and operated by qualified drivers who were conscious of others' safety. Commercial vehicle accidents are often highly destructive -- not because trucks are big and heavy but because humans are negligent.

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