Last Week: 444 Crashes, One Death, Four Life-Changing Injuries on Denver’s Streets
Between April 21 and April 27, one person walking, one person riding a motorcycle, and two people in cars were seriously injured in traffic collisions on Denver streets. One motorist was killed.
With this series, we aim to remind politicians, transportation officials, local media, and the public that the cost of inaction on traffic safety policies is extremely high. The longer it takes to redesign our car-centric streets, the more people will get hurt or killed.
The Hancock administration and Denver PD still lack a protocol for alerting the public to serious traffic collisions, despite the mayor’s ostensible commitment ending traffic deaths, announced two years ago. Hopefully documenting this information will help drive change from decision-makers and elevate the profile of this public health crisis.