HELENA (AP) - A 54-year-old woman was killed when the trailer of a logging truck slid into car in the northwestern Montana town of Heron.
MISSOULA -- The 19-year-old burn victim from last weekend's bonfire explosion is in critical condition and will undergo a skin-graft surgery Thursday at the University of Utah burn unit, the victim's father said Wednesday.
Residents of Billings, Montana, may be concerned that the state currently ranks one of the top three states with the highest workplace deaths. According to a report from the AFL-CIO, Montana ranks third with 11.2 per 100,000. Overlooking the safety of a workplace can result in serious injuries or worse, a wrongful death.
Many things can distract a driver for a few seconds. However, those few seconds can be crucial. Negligence while driving increases the risk of various accidents, including a car accident. For example, of the 3,000 fatalities nationwide that occurred as a result of distracted driving in 2011 alone, five of them occurred in Montana because of electronic device use.
In a recent outdoor accident in Montana, an 18-year-old man was killed by a vehicle during a weekend party. The outdoor event was being held north of Miles City. County officials said the man died from blunt-force trauma. In addition, it was reported that a vehicle hit or ran over him.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 10 seconds someone in the country will be involved in a road accident. Montana residents are no exception. A car accident may lead to personal injury claims because it can result in serious injuries or even death to others. The driver at fault also may face severe consequences.
Billings, Montana, residents are mostly very cautious while driving in order to prevent a car crash. Auto accidents still occur, however, when drivers do not adhere to traffic rules and regulations. These drivers pose great risks to their fellow drivers, pedestrians and passengers. A collision between two motor vehicles may end up with devastating results.
Commonly, gifts during the holidays include shoes, clothes and toys. Some people prefer to give toys to the children to bring wide smiles to their faces. However, the fact that toys can be the source of happiness to children does not mean that they are never hazardous.
Losing a loved one in a traffic accident is tragic. Statistics may show that fatal accident is still a concern in Billings, Montana.
Recently our Montana readers have seen stories regarding deaths linked to energy drinks such as Five Hour Energy and Monster. Apparently energy drinks aren't the only beverage under scrutiny of product liability, as a new type of "relaxation" drink on the market is in the news for making children sick.