If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian versus car accident, you will no doubt have a long road ahead of you in terms of your emotional recovery. It will be particularly difficult to deal with your loved one's loss if he or she died due to the fault of another driver. It will also be difficult to hear that pedestrian deaths in the United States have reached record highs.
The most common type of motor vehicle accident injury relates to whiplash. That's because, during a car accident, the gravitational forces invariably whip the head and neck around violently. This can cause the tearing of muscles and ligaments, which can create a stiff neck, headaches and extreme pain.
No one plans to get into a car accident, and they always happen when we least expect them. Even worse, they can result in life-altering injuries that may never fully heal. As such, every motorist needs to follow the rules of the road, drive defensively and do everything possible to avoid getting into a crash.
Perhaps the most unsettling thing about motor vehicle accidents is the way they happen when we least expect them to, and the way they alter the course of our lives forever. Be it a catastrophic injury or a death in the family, if it's a serious enough crash, no one will forget that fateful day.
No one expects to get hit by a car while going for a bicycle ride, but these incidents happen every day in Montana. One minute you're riding your bicycle and enjoying the cool, winter air, and the next minute your at the hospital recovering from injuries following a serious bicycle versus car accident.
As Montana gets pummeled with cold weather, local law enforcement officers and the highway patrol are asking drivers to slow down. After the state got hit with cold weather before New Year's Day, numerous vehicle accidents happened along Interstate 90 because of the hazardous conditions. One collision involved a plow truck and a passenger car on Dec. 28, close to mile marker 87.
You might look at your child's car seat following a motor vehicle collision and wonder: Is it safe to keep using this, or did the crash damage it and make unsafe? This is a question that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has offered guidance on, so you might want to refer to the NHTSA's recommendations about car seat safety and replacement following a vehicle crash.
The former head basketball coach for Butte High School was recently struck by a vehicle while going for a walk. The coach's family members reported last Thursday morning that he had died from injuries he suffered in the collision.
Any spouse -- whose husband or wife suffers a catastrophic injury in a car crash -- will feel intense empathy and pain for his or her injured loved one. They will also be busy taking care of different odds and ends at home and the hospital, and they may even serve as at-home nurse for their spouse as he or she recovers after being released from the hospital.
A sport utility vehicle drove off the road close to the Mt. Baker Ski Resort district earlier this month, leaving the driver and one occupant seriously injured. The victims might not have been found if not for witnesses who saw the tire tracks leading off Mt. Baker Highway. The witnesses followed the tracks and discovered the SUV, which had driven off a cliff and was several hundred feet away from the road.