The Department of Justice states that over 200 people die in car accidents every year. Car accidents occur because people do not follow simple, basic rules, which have a big impact on safety. Those rules include the necessity to keep within the speed limit, wear a seat belt when in the car and abstain from drinking alcohol while driving. Distracted driving is also a major reason for a car accident. The police and transportation departments in Montana often conduct safety awareness campaigns in order to prevent car accidents. However, car accidents still do occur.
In a recent accident in Montana, two people lost their lives and four people were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 310 in the south-central part of the state. According to the Montana police, a car that was traveling north drove into another after crossing over to the southbound lane. A 66-year-old man was driving the first car.
A 29-year-old man was driving the car that was crashed into. According to the Billings Gazette, a 67-year old woman from Washington State was killed as a result of the accident. A 24-year old was also killed in the car accident.
A 32-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington, suffered injuries and was admitted to a Billings, Montana, hospital. The Malibu driver and another 24-year old passenger were transported to another hospital. If the driver's fault can be proved, that person may have to pay compensation. Car accident victims are entitled to file compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated. It may be worthwhile for the accident victim to consult a Montana attorney, who can explain all of the options to the person.