Failing to adhere to traffic lights and stop signs upon entering an intersection can be a dangerous decision. Those who encounter a similar form of negligence typically have little time to react to the situation and the fallout of such car accidents could place the well-being of everyone involved in jeopardy. One person has died and two more suffered injuries during a recent collision that took place at an intersection in Montana.
Authorities say they received reports of the crash at around 3 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to reports, the accident occurred after a driver failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle upon approaching an intersection. Emergency responders advised that two people suffered injures in the crash, one of whom was airlifted to a nearby medical facility, while a third person was pronounced dead at the scene.
While an investigation into the crash is underway, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the driver to fail to yield the right of way. Unfortunately, there are a variety of scenarios in which a similar incident may occur. Regardless of the cause, the outcome of such an incident runs the risk of leaving those involved facing a long road to recovery, or leaving their surviving family members mourning over a sudden and unexpected loss.
Those who suffer serious injuries or the loss of loved ones in car accidents due to the actions of another driver may wish to know more about their available options for legal recourse. Since the civil justice system can be complex, a person in Montana might find it helpful to speak with a personal injury attorney early on for advice on how best to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in pursuing restitution through a claim against the party deemed at fault.