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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Tylor Durocher wants drivers to consider one thing before heading through any intersection.

“Even if you're driving safe, you never know if somebody else is not driving safe," he said.

When it comes to the intersection of West 74th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Westminster, he warns that making left-hand turns can be deadly.

Durocher was left paralyzed after being ejected from the car at the intersection on Aug. 21.

It is the same intersection that proved nearly fatal for his mother, Tina, in a left-hand turn accident in December 2014.

“People can't see they're blinded, then you're out in the intersection," she said. "You have to go because that's the law. The other vehicles run the light and that's the problem.”

The family wants the city of Westminster to look into the safety of the turn lanes.

“I just want something to be done with this light so no more tragedies happen here," Tina Durocher said.

Durocher will return home from Craig Hospital at the end of the month.

His mother is concerned about being able to afford the accommodations that must be made in order to care for her son.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

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