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.
A Missoula man stands accused of having ousted the driver of one of the Testicle Festival's guest shuttles in a drunken fit at the beginning of August. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, he had his first day in court.
When you think distracted driving, you think of a teen driver trying to take a selfie while speeding along at 70 mph. Or you think of a person trying to send a text message to his or her boss, glancing down every other second to write it out on the way to work.
Injuries suffered in a car accident can lead to costly medical care and other expenses, and it is not uncommon for crash victims to become overwhelmed by financial burdens.
A car crash can make you so nervous that you forget what you are supposed to do. Having a plan before you get into an accident is ideal. However, if you end up being involved in a car accident and forgot some steps regarding what to do next, there are still things you can do to protect yourself.