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Car accidents: 1 injured, 1 killed in recent collision

Prior to making a left turn across lanes of traffic, drivers have a duty to ensure there is sufficient space and time to navigate such a maneuver. Those who turn into the path of oncoming traffic may leave other drivers with little time to react, and car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can have devastating results. One person has died and another suffered injuries in a recent accident in Montana.

Authorities say they received reports of a two-vehicle crash on a recent Monday afternoon. According to initial investigations, the accident took place as the driver of a northbound vehicle was attempting to navigate a left turn. The driver of an oncoming car was unable to react in time to avoid collision and struck the first vehicle shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: 2 injured, 1 killed in rear-end collision

There are a variety of scenarios in which a serious collision can occur, and such an incident can take place at any given moment. All car accidents run the risk of leaving those involved with injuries and facing a long road to recovery or, in some cases, searching for answers after the untimely passing of someone close. A recent rear-end accident in Montana has reportedly left two individuals with severe injuries and claimed the life an 82-year-old man.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the accident just before 1:30 p.m. on a recent Monday. According to reports, the crash occurred when the driver of a southbound truck came across another vehicle parked in the road. The truck reportedly collided with the rear-end of the second vehicle shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: Head-on collision kills 1, injures 1 in Montana

In some cases, reacting to the decisions of another driver can be a challenging task. When a vehicle drifts off course and into the wrong lane of traffic, nearby drivers may be left with little to no time to swerve and avoid collision, and car accidents involving similar circumstances run the unfortunate risk of placing everyone involved in danger. One person has died and another was rushed to the hospital for medical care after after a recent head-on crash in Montana.

Authorities have advised that the accident took place on a recent Sunday morning after a driver lost control of her vehicle while traveling downhill. The vehicle proceeded to cross into the oncoming lane of traffic and into the path of a truck. Although the driver of the truck attempted to move onto the shoulder, the first vehicle proceeded to collide with his truck head-on shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: Impairment suspected in fatal crash

The influence of alcohol or drugs can impact a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in various ways. Driving while impaired can be a dangerous decision and car accidents involving similar forms of negligence run the unfortunate chance of leaving those involved with serious or even fatal injuries. A collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Montana has reportedly left one person with injuries and claimed the lives of two others.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the incident began when a westbound truck suddenly crossed into and continued to travel in the wrong lane of traffic. Upon encountering the truck, the driver of an eastbound vehicle was unable to maneuver out of its path and the two vehicles collided head-on shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: Head-on crash involving semi kills 2, injures 1

Two individuals have died and another suffered severe injuries in a recent collision involving a tractor-trailer in Montana. While head-on car accidents can prove dangerous under any circumstance, those involving a commercial vehicle run a higher risk of having catastrophic results. Such incidents run the unfortunate chance of leaving those involved in the hospital facing a long road to recovery, or leaving surviving loved ones grieving over a sudden loss.

The accident is said to have taken place at around 1:40 p.m. on a recent Monday. Police have advised that initial investigations indicated that the accident occurred when for unknown reasons the driver of a tractor-trailer suddenly lost control and veered into oncoming lanes. The truck proceeded to collide head-on with a car shortly thereafter before erupting into flames and causing the grass nearby to catch fire.

The fall season can pose problems for Montana drivers

As a Montana resident, there's a good chance you enjoy the fall season. The leaves begin to change, the weather cools off and it's a joy to spend long hours outdoors.

However, the fall months can also pose problems for drivers. When you find yourself behind the wheel this fall, here are five safety tips to follow:

  • Beware of school buses and children: With school in full swing during the fall months, beware of school buses on the road and children crossing the street. Heavy traffic during the morning and afternoon hours is also more likely, as buses and parents take to the road to transport children to and from school.
  • Keep an eye on the sky: The weather can change in an instant, with rain, strong wind and fog quickly moving into the area. When weather conditions change, so should your driving style.
  • Watch for wet leaves on the road: When leaves stick to the road, it increases the risk of losing traction. This is particularly true at high speeds.
  • Watch for wildlife: You never know when an animal, such as a deer, will dart out in front of your vehicle. Keep your eyes open at all times, as the sooner you spot wildlife, the sooner you can adjust your approach to maintain your safety. Wildlife activity is most common during the early morning and late evening hours.
  • Maintain your vehicle: From checking your tire pressure once a month to keeping your windshield clean, your vehicle must be ready to deal with everything the fall season throws at it.

Car accidents: Crash kills 2, leaves 1 with severe injuries

Reacting to the decisions of another driver can be difficult at times, and in some cases, the maneuvers one is forced to make to avoid a collision could create an unfortunate scenario. Car accidents in which a vehicle is forced off the side of the road run the risk of placing the well-being of those involved in harm's way. Two individuals died and another suffered injuries during a recent collision involving a similar scenario in Montana.

Law enforcement agents reportedly responded to the scene of the crash on a recent Friday morning. According to reports, the accident took place when a vehicle entered the opposite lane of traffic while attempting to pass a second vehicle. The driver of a car in the oncoming lane was reportedly forced to swerve out of the path of the first vehicle and after leaving the road, the car went airborne and rolled over several times before coming to a halt.

Issues that could arise after a divorce is finalized

The end of a marriage can bring about a variety of changes in life and understanding the changes one may encounter could prove vital to forming a plan for opening a new chapter in life. Unfortunately, some of these changes could prove somewhat difficult to predict. As such, individuals in Montana who are going through a divorce could benefit from seeking guidance on some of the issues they might face even after the process is finalized.

One potential concern a person might encounter following a divorce could pertain to changes during future tax seasons. In some cases, one's tax liabilities could increase after transitioning away from a joint filing status into an individual status. This might not be the only monetary concern a person may face, as the transition from a two person income to life on one's own could also be more financially demanding.

Car accidents: 1 injured in crash at intersection in Montana

Prior to entering an intersection after stopping for a traffic sign, it could prove vital to look both ways and ensure the path is clear. Should other drivers approach the intersection from another direction, they might not have a traffic sign barring their passage and could find it difficult to react to another vehicle emerging in their path. Car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can have devastating results and a recent incident in Montana has reportedly left one person with serious injuries.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the accident on a recent Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the driver of a southbound truck had stopped at a stop sign to allow another vehicle to pass. The truck reportedly crossed into the intersection shortly thereafter and proceeded to collide with a westbound vehicle, forcing the vehicle to spin out of control before coming to a rest on its side.

Car accidents: Head-on crash in Montana injures 2, kills 2

It is no secret that collisions involving commercial vehicles can have disastrous outcomes. While the inherent increase in size and weight of a tractor-trailer may appear to offer additional protection from collisions, there is always a risk that similar car accidents could leave everyone involved with serious injures, or worse. A collision in which a vehicle veered into oncoming lanes and struck a tractor-trailer in Montana has left two individuals with injuries and claimed the lives of two others.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 6 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate that for unknown reasons, the driver of an eastbound vehicle suddenly veered into oncoming lanes and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. The driver and one of the passengers within the first vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene, while a second passenger received treatment for injuries suffered and released.