A recent head-on crash in Montana forced the closure of the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 93 and resulted in at least two people suffering serious injuries. According to reports, the multi-vehicle accident involved three cars and happened north of the city of Lolo around 9:30 am.

Two people had to be admitted a Missoula hospital for medical treatment as a result of the car accident. Preliminary accident investigation reports indicate that the incident occurred when a 24-year-old driver heading south swerved into the northbound lane, eventually colliding head-on with a pickup truck.

The pickup eventually ended up in a ditch, but in process crashed into another northbound sport utility vehicle; the SUV was towing a boat at the time of the crash. The force of the impact however was so severe that the drivers of the car and the pickup had to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel. Thankfully, the driver of the SUV did not suffer any significant injuries. The accident is still under investigation, but the Montana Highway Patrol is looking into whether drug use played a part in causing the crash.

The sudden and unexpected nature of car accidents is incredibly frightening. Sadly, car accidents occur every day in Montana and can happen to anyone. If injuries harm a driver or passenger due to the negligence of another driver on the road, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and more. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may be confusing to many and thus those interested in having the facts of their case evaluated may find it helpful to speak with a local personal injury attorney.

Source: Missoulian, “2 men injured in head-on collision near Lolo,” Kathryn Haake, July 31, 2015