One person has died and several others suffered injuries following a recent accident that is said to have taken place in Montana. Failure to yield right of way has been the cause of many car accidents and the fallout of similar incidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of everyone involved. Those who suffer serious harm in such an incident could be left facing a lengthy period of recovery and substantial financial obligations, and they might be uncertain how best to handle the situation.
Law enforcement agents advised that the accident took place at around 2:30 p.m. on a recent Thursday as the driver of a truck was attempting to make a left turn. While attempting to navigate the turn, the truck reportedly struck a nearby vehicle head-on. Although emergency responders were able to rescue the driver from within the truck and transport her to a medical facility for treatment of critical injuries, she reportedly passed away later on.
Authorities also advised that the driver of the second vehicle and her four children also suffered injuries and each was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. They have also advised that an investigation into the crash has been initiated. However, it remains unclear what might have caused the driver of the truck to pull into the path of the other vehicle.
Left-turn car accidents can have disastrous results and those who suffer severe injuries in such an incident may face a variety of hardships in life. Following the crash, a person in Montana could choose to retain the services of an attorney for advice in understanding all the available options for legal recourse. This type of guidance could prove vital to helping a person prepare to pursue the full amount of compensation deserved through a personal injury claim.