Accident Caused by SnowBillings, MT-Driving in the snow can be tricky and it takes very little for a driver to lose control of their vehicle. That’s something the Kim and Khloe Kardashian learned last Saturday after the SUV they were traveling ran off the a snow-covered road and plunged into a ditch.
According to reports, Khloe and Kim and Kim’s daughter North were driving in a rural area south of Belgrade, Montana, Saturday morning when the accident occurred.
Khloe Kardashian was driving the GMC Yukon when she lost control and slid for the road into a ditch. Police were called to the scene and helped the reality stars pull their car out of the ditch so they could be on their way.
Some reports claimed the Kardashian vehicle went into oncoming traffic, but Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore told USA TODAY that was not the case.
While appearing at the Oscars on Sunday, Khloe Kardashian told E! Entertainment’s Giuliana Rancic that she hit some black ice and lost control after a big rig cover the vehicle in ice. “We couldn’t see anything so our car spun out of control and gained control and ended up in a ditch,” said Khloe.
Fortunately, no one was injured, but Khloe said, “It was scary. Kim was screaming and crying.” They were lucky they didn’t hurt anyone else like their step dad Bruce Jenner did in an accident earlier this month.
Khloe wasn’t cited for the accident. Wilfore told USA TODAY that 10 other cars ran off the road that morning.
Our Montana accident attorneys know all too well that accident caused by inclement weather can lead to serious injuries or death.
It takes an abundance of caution and skill to safely navigate a snow or ice-covered road. We don’t know how much experience Khloe Kardashian has when it comes to driving in snow and ice, but this is a good opportunity to share some safety tips that might help you stay safe when traveling in winter weather.
First and foremost, take it slow. Speed is your enemy in inclement weather and hitting a patch of ice or snow at a high speed is a recipe for disaster. Icy Road Safety.com recommends motorist keep their speed below 45 mph on icy roads. Going slow could save your life and the lives of other motorists.
Lay off the brakes. Sudden braking is also your enemy. When driving in snow and ice, you need to keep considerable distance between you and another motorist so you don’t get into a situation where you have to slam on your brakes.
Don’t be overconfident. You may scoff at the driver going only 20 mph, but they’ll be the ones passing you by when you fishtail into a ditch. Even the most experienced driver will find it hard to recover from a high-speed slide or spin.
If you don’t begin to slide, turn your wheel in the direction of your slide and whatever you do: Don’t Slam on Your Brakes! It will only make things worse. Instead, ease your foot of the gas and try to steer the wheel in the direction your rear tires are sliding.
Another important thing to remember is that a person can’t dodge responsibility for an accident even if there is snow and ice on the road. Inclement weather is not excuse for reckless driving and a Billings accident attorney will ensure their clients are compensated by an at-fault driver.

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