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Head-on car accidents may cause death, injuries

A tragic car collision that recently occurred in Montana led to one death and some injuries. The accident happened during the morning hours on a Tuesday. These kinds of car accidents can easily occur if a driver is careless behind the wheel, and in such a situation, the at-fault driver may be held financially responsible for the injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.

In the recent Montana accident, police said a pickup truck was pulling a trailer while heading north on a street. When the pickup truck drew closer to a street intersection, a car reportedly breached the road's middle line and hit the truck. Police said the crash was nearly a head-on collision.

The person driving the car died at the accident scene, and the passenger in the car was taken to the hospital for medical aid. The pickup truck's driver and passenger received treatment at the scene and required no further attention. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash.

The car passenger who suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital may opt to file a personal injury claim, seeking damages. Even though the car driver who reportedly caused the Montana accident ended up passing away, his or her estate may still be sued. In addition, anyone with an ownership interest in the automobile may be named in the lawsuit. Although monetary damages in a successfully fought personal injury claim cannot reverse the events leading to a car accident victim's injuries, they may help with covering medical center bills and other expenses stemming from these types of car accidents.

Source: nbcmontana.com, "1 killed in Kalispell head-on crash", Maritsa Georgiou, June 27, 2017

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