A Kalispell woman died on Sunday, after hitting a cablebox, barbed wire and several trees in a single vehicle car accident. After the accident, the woman apparently refused medical care.
News station KAJ 18 reported:
“A 51-year-old Kalispell woman who crashed her car near Bigfork around 1 a.m. Saturday did not seek immediate medical attention died later that afternoon in her sleep.
The Montana Highway Patrol told Montana’s News Station the woman was driving south on Foothill Road at a high rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a cable box, a barbed wire fence and several trees.
Trooper Jason Fetterhoff said the woman slept in her vehicle and then left the scene sometime in the morning and began walking. Fetterhoff said the woman was picked up by a passing motorist who took her to a nearby café where she called her mother.
The woman and her mother then went to her mother’s home. Trooper Fetterhoff said the woman told her mother she did not want to go to the hospital and just wanted to sleep.
Fetterhoff said the woman then passed away in her sleep. He added an autopsy will be performed soon to determine the exact cause of death.
The woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but it’s unknown if alcohol played a factor.”
Many people do not realize that if they have been in an accident, they should immediately seek medical attention.
If an accident victim experiences nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion after an accident, he or she may have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and should see a physician immediately.
Medical providers can diagnose the injuries, and recommend further treatment if necessary. If you or anyone you know has been in an accident, immediately seek medical treatment to determine if injuries have been sustained and if further evaluation or treatment is necessary.