Local news agencies report that a two-vehicle head-on collision in Kalispell at around 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 18 left both drivers with various injuries. Firefighters extricated both parties from their vehicles, and ambulances transported them to Kalispell Regional Medical Center with injuries of a non-life threatening-nature.
On Aug. 2, the Montana Highway Patrol responded to a 5-car accident that happened on Highway 287 close to the community of Cameron in western Montana. It was around 5:40 p.m. when two northbound vehicles slowed down to make a left-hand turn into Cameron. The second vehicle was rear-ended by a third, and as it spun out of control, it moved into southbound traffic colliding with a Jeep towing a travel trailer. Wreckage from the crash impacted a fifth vehicle.
When a trooper with the Montana Highway Patrol investigates a car accident and says that he has seen fatal crashes with less vehicle damage, those involved in the current accident are lucky to walk away with minor injuries. This recently happened in a three-vehicle car accident near Polson. The trooper said that seatbelts contributed to the lack of serious injury.