Head-on collisions run the risk of ending in disaster in virtually any circumstance. However, when a commercial vehicle is involved, the chances that similar car accidents may pose a significant threat to the safety and well-being of those involved may increase substantially. A recent crash involving similar circumstances in Montana has reportedly left one driver in the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
According to reports, the incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. on a recent Sunday. Law enforcement agents advised that for reasons unknown, the driver of a northbound tractor-trailer suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crossed through the median. The semi-truck then proceeded to hit an oncoming vehicle head-on shortly thereafter, subsequently causing the second vehicle to overturn before coming to rest on its driver's side.
Upon arriving at the scene of the crash, emergency responders transported the driver of the second vehicle to a hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries. Police have also advised that an investigation into the incident is underway. However, no further details concerning why the driver who caused the crash may have lost control of the semi-truck.
Car accidents involving commercial vehicles can have disastrous consequences. Those who suffer serious injuries due another party's negligent actions could benefit from retaining the services of an experienced attorney early on for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can examine the incident thoroughly and assist a client in Montana in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.