Tragic Accident In Bakken Region

A Bakken area multi-vehicle wreck occurred on Thursday, July 75, according to the Bismarck Tribune. The accident occurred at about 6:50 p.m. on McKenzie County Road 10 approximately three miles north of Keene.

Car Attempts to Pass

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says that a 2011 Nissan Versa attempted to pass a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Investigators believe that the driver of the Versa saw an oncoming 1995 GMC Jimmy and attempted to return to the driving lane. However, the Versa struck the Ford pickup, which caused it to spin and strike the Jimmy. The Jimmy then rolled into the ditch along the roadway.

Multiple Fatalities and Injuries

Three men in the Jimmy died in the wreck: a 22-year-old Watford City man, a 27-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan, man and a 75-year-old Rigby, Idaho, man. Emergency personnel flew a 55-year-old passenger from Watford City to Minot Hospital.

A 26-year-old man from Bancroft, Michigan, and a 52-year-old man from Stow, Ohio were in the pickup, and both sustained unspecified injuries in the crash. The 19-year-old female driver of the Versa was not hurt.

Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, victims of negligent conduct by motorists often seek redress in civil court. Compensation is often sought for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Survivors of those killed often seek monetary damages for loss of companionship and burial expenses.

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