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Woman taken to hospital after Billings accident

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, and Montana residents are constantly affected by this issue. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, 176 people died in fatal collisions in the state in 2014 alone. That same year, anther 791 people sustained serious injuries and 4,528 people were mildly or moderately injured in these accidents. Collisions like these are often avoidable. Some drivers may fail to yield the right of way to other drivers, ignore safety signs and traffic lights or engage in distracting behaviors like texting when they should be paying attention to the roads. All of these actions can lead to devastating accidents that can claim lives or lead to serious injury.

What is a birth injury?

According to the Merck Manual, a birth injury is any type of damage that a child sustains during the birthing process. In most cases, if your child has sustained a birth injury, his or her injuries are likely to heal without treatment. However, there are certain serious birth injuries that require immediate medical care and that may have the potential to cause prolonged and even permanent medical problems.

What do you need to know about boating while intoxicated in MT?

Finally, the weather is warming up and boat enthusiasts all over Montana are anxious to get back on the water. While boating, waterskiing and fishing are great forms of recreation, there are many dangers when alcohol is involved. According to the American Boating Association, 610 people across the country lost their lives in boating accidents in 2014. The numbers of people killed in boat accidents are similarly high from year to year. Alcohol plays a large part in many of these accidents.

Degenerative brain disease found to be common in football players

There is nothing more exciting to football fans in Montana than watching the action of a great game. Unfortunately, recent medical research suggests that despite the latest in helmet technologies, football may be more dangerous than people realize.

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