According to the Montana Highway Patrol, recently a two-car collision near Armington Junction, east of Belt, left one man in critical condition and two others in serious but stable condition. The car accident occurred in the morning when the driver of a Subaru, which was leaving a rest area, did not yield and collided with a Buick.

The Subaru was being driven by a couple in their sixties, and the Buick was driven by a 75-year-old man from Great Falls, MT. The man was airlifted to a hospital in Great Falls and was listed in critical condition. The couple in the Subaru were taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance and were listed in serious but stable condition. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, all three involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts and speed and alcohol were not involved in the crash.

During the uncertain times that follow an accident, it is difficult to imagine what the families of those seriously injured in the accident are going through. Hoping that a loved one survives is likely what dominates one’s mind. Nobody plans on being in a car collision, but despite existing traffic laws, traffic signs, and personal cautions one may exercise, accidents due to the negligence of another driver can happen.

Being involved in a car accident can be a life altering experience not only for those injured but also for their family. First and foremost, it important to seek the necessary medical care for one’s injures. However, if the car accident happened due to the negligence of another driver on the road, the victim should be aware of their legal rights. The injured party may want to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney who can evaluate the injured person’s legal options and potential compensation for medical expenses and other damages stemming from the accident.

Source: KRTV, “3 people injured in Armington Junction crash,” Claire Anderson, Oct. 7, 2013