Three vehicles crashed during a funeral procession for a young girl from Butte, Montana, and the accident sent two people to the hospital.
The girl who passed away had cystic fibrosis, and she was just 15 years old. The service for her was at the Duggan Dolan funeral home, and her loved ones then had a reception planned, which was held at the Big Butte Fire Hall. After the service, those in attendance formed the funeral procession for the drive from the first location to the second.
It just unclear exactly how the accident happened, but it took place at the intersection where Montana Street meets Front Street. It looks like two SUVs and a passenger car all got tangled up in the crash, and at least one of those vehicles was part of the procession. Reports also indicate that the impact was enough that four airbags went off.
A police officer who responded to the accident did not give out the conditions of the victims, but he did note that just getting hit with an airbag can cause injuries. The two people who got hurt were teenagers themselves, and they both wound up in nearby hospitals for treatment.
Any time that there is an unusual traffic situation, such as a funeral procession, the chances of an accident increase. These are events that people do not often encounter, and they may lead to heavier traffic loads than roads in that area usually see. All it takes is one small mistake for people to suffer serious injuries, and they need to know if they have a right to financial compensation.