Over the years traffic laws and driving regulations have changed and morphed to affect new teenage drivers, hoping to meld them into safer drivers. However, well practiced and versed in driving a teen is, the trepidation a parent feels sending them out on the road is hard to eradicate. This concern could have quickly turned to panic when a Montana teen involved in a car accident injuring five people, resulted in a visit to the local hospital.
All persons involved in the collision ultimately made a trip to the hospital, though none were seriously injured. The severity of the crash brought a number of surrounding first responders to the scene and only two people were taken directly to the hospital. The remaining three paid a visit to the hospital later on as a precaution.
The car accident has been reported as an attempt by the teen driver to complete a turn around on a Montana highway with his vehicle and in the process collided with another car headed in his original direction. Luckily, the injuries incurred by the five involved were not considered life threatening, but that does not remove the possibility of a long recovery period. The nature and extent of the injuries of the two people who were taken away from the scene immediately was not reported.
A thorough investigation by police will determine whether any charges will be filed against the young driver in connection with this car accident. The young man could also be facing personal injury claims from some or all of the injured depending on the extent of their recoveries. Medical costs, including physical therapy, can add up quickly, as can lost wages incurred by missing work.
Source: kpax.com, 5 hurt in crash near Great Falls, No author, Aug. 25, 2013