A Belgrade man, driving a motorcycle, was killed Monday morning after he was struck by an oncoming minivan.
At 10:30 a.m. Gallatin County police responded to a call about two-vehicle accident. According to their investigation, the deceased man identified as Caleb Jones, was driving eastbound on Frontage Road when a minivan pulled out and hit him.
The minivan driver told police she could not see Jones because a vehicle in the turn lane was obstructing her view. She was charged with misdemeanor careless driving.
When police arrived, Jones was coherent and talking. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings. He finally succumbed to his injuries at 4 a.m.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to fatal or serious injuries when they are involved in a traffic accident. They don’t have the protection that a vehicle offers. Because of their lack of protection, motorcyclists are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries or broken bones. They are often faced with a long road to recovery along with costly medical bills, but a Montana accident attorney will make certain the negligent driver pays for the harm they cause.
An overwhelming majority of accidents are caused by driver distraction, speed or inattention. Though most people don’t intend to harm others, they do frequently and should be held accountable. That’s why accident lawyers work so hard on a case.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, you can maximize your settlement if you hire a Montana accident attorney immediately so they can begin gathering evidence that will bolster your case.