Last Week: One Death, 7 Life-Changing Injuries, 443 Crashes on Denver Streets

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Between May 5 and May 11, one person driving was killed in a traffic collision on Denver streets. One person walking, three people on motorcycles, and three people driving were seriously injured.

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.

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