Mar 17, 2012 6:44 PM by Tara Oster (KPAX News)
Bad road conditions caused two accidents involving six vehicles on U.S. Highway 93 North and blocked the road for a little over an hour on Saturday.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Novak said snowy conditions caused a south bound motorcyclist to lose control near Evaro Hill around 11:30 a.m. Novak said the motorcyclist laid over the bike and the vehicle directly behind braked to avoid a collision, but was then rear-ended by the vehicle behind it.
Novak said about 10 minutes later, other southbound vehicles didn't slow down to go around the first accident and ran into each other. One of the vehicles was then sideswiped by a north bound vehicle.
Novak said two people involved in the second collision were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, but no one involved in the first accident, including the motorcyclist, were injured.
Novak said it's important to increase following distance and slow down when experiencing bad road conditions.