North Billings, MT- A rollover accident last week north of Billings left three teens dead and another suffering serious injury.
The Great Falls Tribune reports that two teen girls and two teen boys were traveling in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 87 around 5:30 a.m. on August 19th when the accident occurred. Police say the driver of the SUV the teens were traveling in lost control and veered to the left of the roadway.
The airborne SUV traveled nearly 300 feet and began to roll, according to the Great Falls Tribune. All four passengers were ejected so it is safe to assume that they weren’t wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
Two 14-year-old girls were pronounced dead on the scene. The 16-year-old boy driving survived the initial impact, but later died at the hospital. The fourth occupant of the car, a 15-year-old boy suffered serious injury to his back, according to the Tribune.
Police told KULR-TV they found drugs at in the car following the deadly collision, though they didn’t say what drugs they found.
In a recent AAA survey, the agency found that in the majority of accidents involving teens, victims who are injured or killed are generally passengers. In two-thirds of fatal teen accidents, the driver is not the person to suffer an untimely death, it is a passenger or other innocent bystander who is killed.
Teen drivers are known to take risks more seasoned motorists won’t take which is why car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths among U.S. teens. Teens are just more willing to take risks that endanger theirs and other people’s lives without little consideration of the consequences. That can also be said of some adult motorists.
In reality most teens and adults never set out to cause an accident, but they take risks or engage in behaviors that set the stage for a tragic collision. If any motorists’ actions lead to deadly or injurious collision, regardless of their age, they are responsible for the victim’s or victims’ medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of wages, and emotional distress.
After a major accident, USAttorneys recommends Montana victims speak with an accident lawyer near their location right away. The advice of an attorney will prevent accident victims from making statements or mistakes that will jeopardize their case and result in a smaller settlement than they are entitled to for their pain and anguish. Your lawyer won’t allow you to settle for less than you need and deserve.
We have a team of accident attorneys in North Billings and other Montana locations who will vigorously advocate for their clients’ rights and work to secure the generous amount of compensation accident victims deserve. Our team of accident lawyers in Montana strive to provide each one of their clients with an unbeatable personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact one of our top-notch lawyers today and get the advice you need at this troubling time.

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