All drivers have an ongoing to duty to not only operate their vehicles as safely as humanly possible, but also to obey all existing traffic laws, such as observing mandated speed limits. Additionally, winter months require drivers on the road to exercise extra caution. Nevertheless, sometimes harsh weather conditions, such as icy roads, combined with careless driving can result in serious harm to motorists on the roads.

Montana residents may find it interesting to learn that according to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 40-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter were seriously injured in a recent accident when the Subaru Outback they were in collided with another vehicle.

According to the preliminary accident investigation, the car accident occurred in the morning around 9:30, when the Subaru being driven by the 40-year-old woman lost control and crossed into opposite traffic. A pick-up truck being driven by a 19-year-old in the opposite direction failed to avoid collision with the Subaru and ended up broadsiding the passenger side of the Outback.

Fortunately, the 19-year-old of the pick-up was not hurt, but the 40-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter were both airlifted from the accident scene. Both were listed in serious condition. According to authorities, icy road conditions and speed likely played a role in the accident.

Accidents are unpredictable and can happen with warning to any motorist. Where one has suffered a serious injury due to another driver’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be warranted. Facts surrounding every accident are unique. Thus, anyone who believes that he or she has suffered serious harm in a car accident may want to

explore all available legal options.

Source: Billings Gazette, “Woman, child in serious condition after Highway 212 crash,” Dec. 12, 2013