One person was injured in a recent collision involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer that took place in Montana. Due to the increase in size and weight of many commercial vehicles, other vehicles stand little chance of holding their own should a collision occur. As such, car accidents involving these large vehicles have a higher chance of placing the safety of everyone involved at risk.
According to reports, the accident occurred on a recent Sunday morning when the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop at a red light. Upon entering the intersection, his vehicle proceeded to T-bone a nearby pickup truck. The impact of the crash also punched a hole in the gas tank of the tractor-trailer, which caused it to leak fuel onto the road.
The driver of the pickup truck suffered injuries in the crash, and he was placed on a stretcher and rushed to a medical facility for treatment soon thereafter. No further information was provided as to what might have lead to driver of the tractor-trailer to run through the red light. Should he be deemed at fault in the crash, which is likely, the victim may wish to know more about the next steps to take to pursue accountability through the civil justice system.
Car accidents involving commercial vehicles can have devastating results. Those who suffer serious injuries due to the negligent actions of another driver could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on their available legal avenues. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Montana in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a personal injury claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.