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.
Montana residents may benefit from learning more about traumatic brain injuries, as described by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The NINDS defines the injury, commonly referred to as TBI, as sudden trauma that damages brain tissue. The damage is often the result of a violent blow to the head that occurs suddenly. The injury may also be caused by an object penetrating the skull and coming into direct contact with the victim's brain tissue.
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.
Montana readers may be interested to learn that new research has revealed a connection between undiagnosed diabetes and heart attacks. The research was presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Session 2014 conducted by the American Heart Association.
Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of people in Montana and around the country each year, leading to a range of behavioral and cognitive issues. Around 2.5 million people experienced a traumatic brain injury in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control. They also contribute to injury-related deaths in around one in three people. These injuries don't just happen to athletes, and can result from something as simple as a bump or blow to the head.
A fatal car accident in Montana left one woman dead and a man injured recently. The afternoon incident happened at an intersection near Bozeman.
When does a death resulting from medical malpractice cross the line to a criminal charge of murder? Montana residents may have heard that an osteopathic surgeon in another state is currently facing multiple murder charges as well as at least one medical malpractice lawsuit for making severe medication errors.
While all fatal car accidents are tragic, those that involve drunk driving are often particularly disturbing. This is because drunk driving accidents are so easily preventable. Montana residents know drunk driving is extremely hazardous. There is no denying it. However, a number of people continue to make the terribly reckless decision to drive while intoxicated, despite the warnings, putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk.
All Montana hospitals are equipped to provide trauma care to crash victims with accident-related injuries. However specific trauma facilities exist to offer a higher level of treatment to victims in severe situations as necessary. The financial burdens that often accompany extensive treatment at a trauma facility can be staggering for a person who has accident-related injuries inflicted by another driver.
A recent weekend in western Montana proved to be a hazardous one for automobile drivers and passengers. A woman from Whitefish was the 12th person to die in a weekend that saw five separate fatal car accidents.