The Montana Highway Patrol reported that a pickup truck carrying at least five people rolled over on Interstate 90 near Clinton on Sunday night.
The pickup was heading west on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control and rolled through the median and into oncoming traffic.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer says he believes all five people were taken to the hospital, but there’s no immediate word on their conditions.
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Sean Francisco West, A 27-year-old Columbia Falls man, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Flathead District Court to negligent vehicular assault, criminal endangerment and failure to remain at the scene of a Kalispell car accident.
The charges stem from a Jan. 19 Kalispell caraccident where West allegedly ran a red light in his sport utility vehicle and smashed into another car.
According to a court document, when Kristy Elrod entered the intersection of Reserve Drive and U.S. 2 on a green light, West T-boned her vehicle.
The crash ejected Derrick Hayward, one of Elrod’s two passengers. Hayward flew approximately 63 feet before landing in the road. Hayward was hospitalized for several days after the Kalipsell car accident with a lacerated liver and other injuries.
A witness reported hearing a crash and running around the corner of a gas station to see a man running away from the SUV. She told him to stop, to which he responded, “I can’t do this,” and kept running.
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A three car crash in Victor on Highway 93 stopped traffic on Thursday.
The accident was first reported a few minutes after 1 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lath Keith said.
A pickup truck was in the southbound lefthand lane, stopped to turn into the Axmen Propane in Victor, when it was rear-ended by a utility truck. The collision sent the pickup into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a white SUV, Keith said.
The white SUV rolled numerous times, crossing Highway 93 and ending up on the southbound side of the highway in the ditch heading west.
“The scene was so spread out,” Keith said.
“Both impacts were probably near highway speed,” he said.
The male utility truck driver was transported to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula for a compound fracture. The two occupants in the white SUV were taken to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Keith said that the accident was technically a four-car accident, although the fourth car was not struck. He said the fourth car was not impacted, as it swerved to avoid the head-on collision. He said the individual in the fourth car is now a witness in the accident.
Shortly after the accident occurred, Keith said they blocked Highway 93 off for two reasons: first for safety and second to see what exactly took place. Highway 93 was blocked for almost two hours from Bell Crossing to Victor Crossing.
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The driver of a vehicle traveling north on Reserve in Missoula lost control of his vehicle and entered into oncoming traffic, Sunday, causing a three-car accident in Missoula.
Sergeant Scott Pastian with the Missoula Police Department says the accident occurred just south of the Reserve and Mullan Road intersection. He says two vehicles were southbound and one was northbound when it entered the southbound lane and was struck by the other two vehicles.
Pastian says the 35 year-old male victim was pronounced dead after being taken to a Missoula Hospital. He said two of the injured parties were transported to St. Patrick Hospital, while the third was taken to Community Medical Center.The other two individuals were treated and released.
The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Reserve and Mullan Road, according to a Missoula Police Department press release.
All three drivers involved in the Missoula crash were injured.
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The Montana Highway Patrol reported it responded to more than 25 car accidents over the weekend.
Car accidents in Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Lakeside and other areas of the Valley are common this type of year.
Ice and snow create slippery conditions which can lead to car accidents in the Flathead Valley.
“If you can obviously afford studded snow tires, that’s the way to go, but if nothing else, have good safe all-season tires and know that your tires are in good shape,” said Tow Operator Dirk Meyer. “That’s 90 percent of safe winter driving…just have good tires and give yourself a little extra time.”
Some other common sense tips to avoid Kalispell car accidents include:
- Drive slower on snow and ice;
- Give adequate room for the car in front of you to slow or stop;
- Use 4 Wheel Drive if available on your vehicle;
- Shift into a lower gear to prevent higher speeds and to use more torque;
- Use a de-icer windshield wiper fluid; and
- Change windshield blades every winter.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Flathead Valley car accident, contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free car accident case evaluation.
Injured parties of a Kalispell car accident may be legally entitled to advance payment of lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. Insurance companies spend millions every year training their adjusters to pay as little as possible. The Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. have combined over 30 years of experience aggressively representing innocent car accident victims.
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The Montana Highway Patrol reported that aggressive driving was to blame for a fatal Montana car accident on Evaro Hill Sunday.
Montana Highway Patrol investigators say a witness reported seeing the 21-year-old Arlee man driving aggressively before the fatal crash on Evaro Hill on Sunday.
“(The person) witnessed the vehicle being driven aggressively by a driver matching the description of the driver at the time of the crash, who was texting,” said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Phil Smart.
MHP investigators say the Tundra driver crossed the center line, sideswiped a second truck, continued going the wrong way, hit a guard rail, and then struck a smaller Ford Ranger pickup truck head-on, killing Joscelyn Lea Cook, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on the four lane stretch of U.S. Highway 93 North,a few miles north of the Wye.
A total of three trucks were involved, with the third truck rolling and landing in a nearby ravine. Two people were thrown from that truck.
Emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to cut a third victim from one of the wrecked trucks.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the victims, although it’s believed one had life-threatening injuries.
The wreck closed the highway for over an hour, with backups of several miles on either side of the accident scene.
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About 15 percent of Montana drivers are uninsured, or slightly higher than the national average of 13.8 percent, a state insurance official told a legislative committee in 2012.
A new computer verification system intended to make sure vehicles have liability insurance in place at the time they’re registered or renewed went into effect Jan. 2.
Flathead County Treasurer Adele Krantz said clerks in her department will ask a person for a proof of insurance card if the computer system doesn’t show their vehicle is insured. If the person doesn’t have a card, clerks will go ahead and complete the transaction but advise the person they may not be successful next time.
In May 2012, the Montana Highway Patrol began using the MTIVS web service to electronically verify proof of vehicle liability insurance during traffic stops. Use of the web service assists troopers and motorists in situations where drivers either can’t find their proof of insurance card or have an expired card. The web service also gives troopers the ability to confirm the validity of a proof of insurance card based on the response received from the issuing insurance company. Troopers may also use MTIVS to electronically verify that liability insurance was in effect at the time of an accident.
Highway Patrol troopers, like officers from other law enforcement agencies, have the discretion to make enforcement decisions, such as whether to issue a citation or warning, or neither, based on information gathered during a traffic stop or accident investigation. The new MTIVS service does not alter that use of officer discretion – it simply allows troopers to base their decisions on reliable, real-time insurance information.
Insurance verification capabilities were extended to local courts in August 2012, and MTIVS access was expanded to other Montana law enforcement agencies later that summer. In 2013, insurance verification will be used by the Motor Vehicle Division and County Treasurers for motor vehicle titling and registration transactions.
The ultimate goal of this system is to reduce the number of drivers in Montana who do not carry liability insurance as required by Montana law. Uninsured drivers are a serious problem, undermining traffic safety and driving up the costs for insured, law-abiding motorists. Real-time insurance verification will make the roads safer for everyone.
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After receiving a recall notice from a former supplier of peanut butter base, Toft’s has issued a voluntary recall on 48 oz cartons and 3 gallon tubs of Buckeye Bites Ice Cream with expiration dates of March 14,2013 or before.
Any 48 oz or 3 gallon tub of Toft’s Buckeye Bites with an expiration date after March 14, 2013 is NOT involved in this recall due to us switching peanut butter suppliers on March 15, 2012. Toft’s Prime Time Buckeye Bites Ice Cream has been distributed throughout the state of Ohio and Southern Michigan.
The recalled product contains a peanut butter base that contains peanut butter manufactured by Sunland, Inc, which has just announced an expansion of a voluntary recall covering peanut products made in their Portales, New Mexico plant. Sunland’s peanut butter products have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks across the United States dating back to March 1, 2010. However, Ohio has yet to report any illnesses from Sunland’s recall. (Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov ).
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Clemmy’s Ice Cream of Rancho Mirage, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 16 ounce containers of ice cream that contains peanut butter associated with the Sunland, Inc., recall. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Clemmy’s Ice Cream recalling this product which began with distribution in March 2011 nationwide and is available thru grocery stores.
A list of the recalled production lots is identified in the table below. The Clemmy’s brand product is packaged in a standard pint container with prominent label identification. The five-digit production code date is printed onto the bottom of the container. No other Clemmy’s flavors are affected by this recall.
Recalled Products and Production Code Dates
Brand Description Pack Size UPC Code Date Range
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
8 94509 00231 9
11038 – 12215
The first production date of 11038 corresponds to 02/07/2011 and the most recent production date of 12215 corresponds to 08/02/2012.
The product carries a 2-year best by print requirement, in the MM/YY format, so expiration date range to list would be:
BB 02/13 through BB 08/14. For more information, the FDA has issued a press release.
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Bliss Unlimited, LLC, Eugene, Oregon is recalling Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with codes dates Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2013 only. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product for these specific code dates is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between November 2010 and December 2011. It is packaged in One Pint (473ml) paperboard containers with UPC code 8 96767 00121 9 printed on the back of the container, and the stamp with 41-61 and a date range of Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2012 printed on the bottom of the container.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert and the recall does not include any other flavors or date codes.For more information on the recall, please visit the FDA press release.
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