A Montana college student was walking along a roadway in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. The events that unfolded resulted in tragedy. The driver of a pickup truck struck the pedestrian. Car accidents involving pedestrians often end in fatality, as this incident did.
The driver of the pickup truck reportedly admitted that he had seen the pedestrian walking along the side of the road. He also stated that, at one point, he noticed the young man’s gait appeared unstable. The rear end of the vehicle struck the pedestrian. An off-duty police officer stopped at the scene shortly after the accident and attempted CPR on the victim.
Sadly, the 18-year-old pedestrian did not survive his injuries. The cause of his death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head. The grief that accompanies such incidents is always intensified when the fatally injured victim is a young person. It is traumatizing for loved ones and friends of an accident victim to learn of his or her death, especially during a holiday season.
Such car accidents often lead to litigation. An immediate family member of a decedent may choose to seek justice by pursuing financial recovery for damages sustained due to a Montana collision that has resulted in a loved one’s death. In such cases, the plaintiff is tasked with providing evidence to prove that the party sued was negligent, and that the negligence was directly responsible for the accident and monetary damages that resulted. Most people considering filing such a claim hire experienced personal injury attorneys to represent them in court.