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Car accidents: Speed and impairment suspected in fatal crash

Operating a motor vehicle at high speeds or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be a hazardous decision. When similar forms of negligence are combined, the risk that dangerous car accidents will occur could increase by a substantial margin. A recent accident involving similar circumstances in Montana has left two individuals with serious injuries and claimed the lives of four others.

The accident is said to have taken place on a recent Monday during times of adverse weather conditions. According to police, the driver of a westbound car overcorrected after losing control while crossing an icy bridge and entered the opposite lane of traffic. The car reportedly struck the side of an oncoming vehicle soon thereafter and the impact of the crash forced the car into a nearby ditch.

Police have advised that the driver who caused the crash and three of the car's passengers were each pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants within the second vehicle reportedly suffered severe injuries and were transported to a medical facility for treatment. In addition to weather conditions, police have also stated that impairment and speeding are also suspected to have been contributing factors in the crash.

Car accidents involving similar forms of negligence can have cataclysmic results. Those who suffer severe harm or sudden loss under similar circumstances may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system, and they could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney in Montana can evaluate the situation thoroughly and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled to receive.

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