Despite being in a left-turn-only lane, a driver went straight through a busy intersection, according to CBS Denver. Driving straight through the intersection at Lincoln and Speer out of the left turn lane, the driver struck a car in the opposite turn lane. The other car was pushed into a light pole, and the driver was rushed to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. The crash occurred shortly before 6:00 pm on Sunday. The driver who went through the intersection suffered minor injuries, and was issued a citation by the police.
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In any civil claim, including one based on a car accident, the plaintiff, the person filing the claim, must show three elements in order to be successful. He or she must show that there were damages. In a car wreck, this may be property damage or physical injury. The second element is injury causation. The plaintiff has to show that his or her injuries are the result of the accident. Finally, the plaintiff must show liability. This means that they have to show that the person or entity named in the claim did something negligent to either cause the accident, or to make an inevitable accident worse. All three of these elements must be present for a successful claim.