Montana residents may find it interesting to learn that a recent collision involving two vehicles has resulted in serious injuries to the occupants of one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

According to authorities, the car and dump truck collision occurred at the intersection of Baxter Lane and Love Lane. According to officials affiliated with the Montana Highway Patrol department it appears that the car accident was caused when the driver of a Subaru travelling west bound on Baxter ran a stop sign at the intersection.

Accident investigation is on-going, but preliminary reports indicate that when the Subaru entered the intersection after failing to observe the stop sign, it collided with a dump truck that was travelling north bound on Love Lane. The impact of the collision caused the driver of the Subaru to be forcibly ejected from her vehicle. Sadly the driver was not the only occupant of the Subaru. There was also a male passenger in the Subaru who was injured as a result of the impact with the dump truck.

Both the driver and the male passenger were transported from the scene of the accident to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Both of the car occupants were listed by an official with the Montana Highway Patrol as being in serious condition when they left the scene of the accident. Initial reports also indicate that the female who sustained serious injuries in the car accident may not have been wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision potentially causing her to be ejected from the vehicle.

Although traffic laws have been in place for decades, if drivers fail to observe existing law, accidents can happen. For those injured in a car accident, the event can be life-changing.

Source: KBZK, “Baxter Lane accident sends pair to hospital,” Adam Bell, April 1, 2014