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Car accidents: Impairment suspected in fatal crash

The influence of alcohol or drugs can impact a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in various ways. Driving while impaired can be a dangerous decision and car accidents involving similar forms of negligence run the unfortunate chance of leaving those involved with serious or even fatal injuries. A collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Montana has reportedly left one person with injuries and claimed the lives of two others.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the incident began when a westbound truck suddenly crossed into and continued to travel in the wrong lane of traffic. Upon encountering the truck, the driver of an eastbound vehicle was unable to maneuver out of its path and the two vehicles collided head-on shortly thereafter.

The driver and passenger in the second vehicle both suffered fatal injuries and passed away at the scene of the crash. Although he driver who caused the collision also suffered injuries, the severity of the injuries remains unclear. An investigation into the crash is underway and authorities have advised that impairment is suspected.

Car accidents involving drunk drivers can have cataclysmic results. Those who suffer the loss of a loved one in such an incident could benefit from speaking with an attorney early on for advice on their available legal avenues. An attorney can help a client in Montana better understand what to expect from the process and assist him or her in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed responsible.

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