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Car accidents: Drunk driver hits and injures 2 pedestrians

Even while traveling via the sidewalk, pedestrians may face a variety of potential hazards when walking near traffic. Reacting in time to avoid a fast-moving vehicle that veers off the road can be challenging, and those who become involved in pedestrian-related car accidents could unfortunately suffer serious harm in the process. A recent collision involving a suspected drunk driver has reportedly caused two pedestrians to suffer serious injuries in Montana.

Authorities advised that the collision took place at around 6 p.m. on a recent Sunday as a married couple was walking on the sidewalk. Initial investigations suggest that a nearby driver suddenly lost control of his vehicle and veered onto the sidewalk, striking both pedestrians in the process. The impact of the collision forced one of the pedestrians to fall down an embankment, while the other was reportedly impaled by several branches from a nearby tree.

Both individuals suffered serious injuries in the incident and they were transported to a medical facility for treatment. The driver of the vehicle was subsequently taken into custody on suspicion of impairment. In addition to drunk driving charges, he is also facing charges for negligent vehicular assault and reckless driving.

Car accidents involving drunk drivers can be devastating incidents that pose a threat to the well-being of everyone nearby. Those who suffer severe injuries due to such negligence may be entitled to pursue restitution, but they might be uncertain how to achieve this goal. An attorney in Montana can examine the incident, along with a person's injuries and financial needs, and assist in pursuing the compensation deserved through a personal injury claim against the party deemed culpable.

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