Posted: Jul 28, 2013 9:43 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2013 9:44 PM
LOLO - Four people were taken to a Missoula hospital on Sunday afternoon after a motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 12 near the Travelers Rest County Store.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer says that two motorcycles were traveling west outside of Lolo when one of the bikes attempted to turn into Travelers Rest, and the two bikes collided.
Each of the motorcycle drivers had a passenger riding with them, and all four were taken to Saint Patrick Hospital where they are said to be in stable condition.
"Be aware of the motorists around you - especially if you are following someone. They may change their driving behavior quite quickly. So make sure you're taking the appropriate action and keep a safe distance between you and the person in front of you or behind you," Trooper Palmer advised.
Palmer added it's also critical to wear helmets when driving a motorcycle.