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Head-on car accidents often have fatal consequences

Sadly, a car accident has taken the life of a woman in Montana. The motor vehicle crash occurred on a recent Sunday morning. These types of car accidents sometimes occur due to the carelessness of a fellow motorist, in which case the at-fault driver may face claims for financial responsibility in the civil court system.

The recent Montana accident was a head-on collision that took place near Glacier Park International Airport. According to authorities, a 40-year-old woman was driving an automobile along U.S. Highway 2. She suddenly breached the highway's center line at around 11:30 a.m.

The woman ended up striking the car of another woman, also age 40. Both women passed away at the accident scene. Montana authorities continue to investigate the collision.

The surviving loved ones of the woman whose car was struck in the head-on collision may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Although the woman who reportedly caused the crash ended up passing away in it, her estate may be sued, and so may any other person with an ownership interest in the car she was operating. Competent proof of negligence is required to establish liability before the Montana civil court hearing the case, at which point claims for damages will be determined. A monetary damage award cannot undo the events leading to the second woman's tragic death. However, it may help her grieving loved ones to address funeral costs and other losses associated with these types of car accidents and perhaps achieve at least some sense of justice.

Source: greatfallstribune.com, "2 women killed in head-on crash near Kalispell", Sept. 11, 2017

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