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Man dies in car accident at intersection in Montana

Any time a person gets behind the wheel of a car to drive on the road, there is a chance an accident could occur which could result in injuries. However, there are some portions of the road in which accidents are more prone to happen. For example, many accidents occur at intersections because vehicles are approaching one single point from all different directions, which makes it easier for drivers to commit a mistake. This is what may have happened in a recent car accident in Montana which resulted in one injured person.

The incident occurred just prior to 4 p.m. in early August at an intersection. The collision between two cars caused one of the vehicles to roll over onto its side. The injured man was immediately transported to a local medical facility for treatment. There have been no reports released regarding what type of injuries the man had suffered as a result of the crash.

Authorities are still continuing their investigation into what exactly had happened. However, the police have not released any details regarding what the suspected causes are. They have also not reported who may be at fault in the crash. As of now, criminal charges have not been filed as a result of the incident.

On the other hand, if a criminal trial does result from the car accident in Montana, the man who was injured may want to pay attention to the criminal proceedings, since evidence and testimony from the criminal trial may be used in a personal injury lawsuit. However, in a civil trial it is easier to prove negligence of a driver than it is to prove guilt in a criminal trial. This means despite the outcome of the criminal trial, those injured in a car crash may still be able to obtain monetary reimbursement from those who they believe to have caused their injuries.

Source:, "1 hurt in Reserve St. rollover crash," Irina Cates, Aug. 6, 2013

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