Posted in News on August 27, 2013
According to authorities, a recent two vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 92 near Whitefish, Montana, claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl and injured several others. The Montana Highway Patrol indicated that the tragic the two car accident occurred around 3 p.m. on August 11 when a Ford SUV driven by the mother of the 6-year-old collided with a pick-up truck being driven by a 60-year-old Montana man.
Authorities indicated that the Ford SUV was pulling a trailer, while the pickup truck was hauling a camper at the time of the incident. The 6-year-old girl’s injuries were so severe that tragically she died at the scene of the accident. Luckily the girl’s mother and brothers, also passengers in the SUV, fared much better. Although they also suffered injuries from the collision, emergency units were able to transport them to a nearby hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. However, the mother and one of the boys remained in the hospital and were listed in stable condition.
The 60-year-old driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision also suffered injuries as a result of the accident. The man was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The accident investigation is on-going and the cause of the accident has not been determined yet. Undoubtedly, it is going to be difficult for the family of the 6-year-old to come to terms with her loss, the accident and injuries to other family members. If the cause of the accident was due to the negligence of the other driver, the family of the 6-year-old may be able to recover compensation for their injuries and for the wrongful death of the girl.
Source: Rocky View Weekly, “Cochrane girl, 6, dies in accident in Montana,” Matt Durnan, Aug. 19, 2013