HELENA – On Monday around 4:30PM, a 2 vehicle crash occurred on Hope Road and Applegate Drive. Both cars were traveling south on Applegate Drive. A woman driving a Ford pickup clipped the back of a black Chevy Avalanche truck on its right side. The Ford pickup crashed into a home after that.

The woman driving the Ford pickup has been taken to St. Peter’s Health, with injuries unknown. The investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash.

The Ford pickup swerved across large rocks leading to the lawn of a home, hitting the wishing well in the yard and crashing into the home.

“You really need to take 3 times as much distance to stop as you’re normally used to on bare and dry roads, and that’s a minimum. You know, it’s easy to let your foot off the gas to come closer, coasting to a stop, than trying to hit the breaks,” said David Gleich, Montana Highway Patrol Officer.

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The car almost completely went into the house, and broke through other other side of the home.


UPDATE: 2 cars were traveling south on Applegate Drive. The female driver who hit the black truck also hit the house.

She has been taken to St. Peter’s Health, with injuries unknown. The investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash.


HELENA- Two vehicles were involved in an accident Monday afternoon, as a truck crashed into the side of a home. The home is located at the intersection between Hope Road and Applegate Drive.

The right side of the Chevy avalanche truck has been destroyed.

Montana Highway Patrol and St. Peters medical team have both responded. It is unknown if there are any injuries at this time.

This is a developing story. We have a reporter on the scene and we’ll keep you updated.

 

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe if the new mayor would actually clear the streets, this wouldn’t happen. In West Helena, we still have three inches of ice.

  2. Mike the new Helena mayor has nothing to do with this accident. It happened out of the city limits in the north Helena valley on a road that the county has been plowing, sanding maintaining throughout the winter (I drive this road daily). This winter we have experienced more ice than previous years. We all need to be more cautious and pay attention to conditions.

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