A 22-year-old woman recently lost her life in a Montana head-on collision. Meanwhile, an 81-year-old woman suffered injuries in the collision. The accident occurred along Interstate 90 on a Thursday evening. Often, these types of car accidents are the result of the negligence of a motorist, which is grounds for a civil lawsuit.
According to police, the 22-year-old woman was driving her automobile east along the interstate. All of a sudden, her car breached the road's middle line and entered the lanes for oncoming traffic. The car ended up colliding with another car that was carrying a 55-year-old driver and the 81-year-old woman.
Police did not immediately know why the younger driver's car went over the median. However, they did not suspect speed, drugs or alcohol to be factors in the collision. The younger driver was deceased when emergency responders arrived, whereas the other driver suffered no injuries. The elderly woman was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for the injuries she suffered. Police reported that all three parties had their seatbelts on at the time of the collision.
The injured woman may opt to file a personal injury claim in a Montana civil court, seeking damages. Although the driver who reportedly caused the accident ended up passing away, a claim may still be filed against her estate as well as against any other person with an ownership interest in the car she was operating. A successfully navigated suit may lead to a damage award, which may help with covering hospital costs and other losses tied to these types of car accidents.
Source: missoulian.com, "Woman killed in head-on crash near Bearmouth exit Thursday identified", Ashley Nerbovig, May 19, 2017