When a collision occurs, the subsequent halt in traffic could increase the risks that additional accidents will take place. Car accidents that occur when drivers fail to allow sufficient time and space to slow down for a stoppage in traffic can be just as severe in nature as the initial incident. A recent series of collisions that took place under similar circumstances in Montana has left two individuals in the hospital with injuries.
Law enforcement agents received reports of the incident at around 4:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the incident occurred when a driver failed to spot another vehicle while attempting to change lanes. The car sideswiped the second vehicle shortly thereafter, subsequently causing traffic to come to a sudden halt.
According to reports, two additional accidents took place due to the sudden stoppage in traffic. One of the incidents reportedly involved a tractor-trailer that was unable to slow down and proceeded to rear-end another vehicle. Authorities advised that two of the drivers in these secondary accidents suffered injuries were transported to a medical facility for treatment.
While individuals who suffer injuries in car accidents may wish to know more about their available legal avenues, determining fault in a crash can be a complex process. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can examine the incident thoroughly and provide a person in Montana with advice on the best course of action to take. This type of advice could help a person become better prepared to pursue the restitution entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.