Last Week: 11 Life-Changing Injuries, 455 Crashes on Denver Streets

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Between May 13 and May 19, 11 people were seriously injured in traffic collisions on Denver streets — one person walking, five people on motorcycles, and five people in cars, according to the Denver Police Department. The traffic death toll in Denver remained at 16.

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.

  • David Rapp

    Are computers better drivers than humans yet? – Come on technology. We need you to save some lives!

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