As you can imagine, head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous on the road. Unfortunately, injured victims and grieving families are often left awaiting the outcome of a criminal trial after a wrong-way driver has caused an accident. Those suffering the effects of such a crash should also know that there may be legal avenues for achieving justice beyond criminal court.
It’s no secret that being involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience. In addition to physical injuries, a car accident can also lead to psychological trauma for the survivors and unequivocal loss to the families whose loved ones die in such an unexpected and untimely manner.
If everyone knew what it ultimately meant for their state to be among the top rated for highway safety laws, it is likely that everyone would work to see this come to fruition. Highway safety laws may greatly reduce not only the amount of car accidents, but also the level of injuries and fatalities sustained in these accidents. That is why it is disheartening to know that the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety group has listed Montana as one of the worst states for passing highway safety laws.
While police in Montana worked hard in 2013 to prevent alcohol-related auto accidents, the state still saw a 10-percent increase in fatal collisions over the course of the year. Alcohol was a factor in 30 percent fewer deadly crashes than in 2012, but the number of traffic fatalities statewide still came to 224 in 2013, compared to 204 deaths a year before.
It's extremely fortunate that no one was injured in a three-way crash that recently occurred in Montana. As it appears that one of the drivers did not see a red light and entered an intersection, a minivan ended up sitting on top of another vehicle.