There is always a possibility of a crash when driving on the road. A variety of factors could potentially cause a collision, including a high rate of speed or even alcohol. One common situation which increases the likelihood of an accident is when motorists are attempting to make a turn into another lane. This seems to have been the case when a woman was recently injured in a two-car accident in Colorado.
The crash happened one evening in early December when two vehicles collided at an intersection on the road. One vehicle was traveling northbound and was attempting to turn left onto a westbound lane. A collision occurred as the 70-year-old woman was making the turn, however, reports do not state whether the woman hit the other vehicle or if the car in the westbound lane crashed into the woman. The woman was immediately taken to a local medical facility and is currently listed in critical condition.
The driver of the westbound vehicle was also taken to the hospital but was eventually released with more minor injuries. The authorities are in the process of continuing their investigation in order to determine what may have caused the crash. Reports released to the public did not reveal the woman's identity. The reports also did not mention who may have been at fault in the incident.
However, the person who is at fault in the car accident in Colorado may be liable for paying damages in a personal injury lawsuit. On the other hand, the person suing will have to be ready to deliver a strong legal argument in court. This is what a judge will look at to determine whether or not a plaintiff should receive monetary reimbursement for injuries.
Source: Fox 21 News, Woman in critical condition after two-car crash, Dago Cordova, Dec. 3, 2013