Last Week: Motorists Seriously Injured Two People Walking on Denver Streets

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For the second week in a row, no one was killed in a traffic collision on Denver streets, according to the Denver Police Department.

Still, motorists inflicted life-changing injuries on two people walking. Four people traveling in cars were injured, and so was one motorcyclist.

Denver PD responded to 399 crashes during the Fourth of July week and arrested 23 people for driving drunk or high.

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 and tallying them accurately, despite the mayor’s ostensible commitment ending traffic deaths, announced more than two years ago. Hopefully documenting this information, gathered from Denver PD reports, will help drive change from decision-makers and elevate the profile of this public health crisis.

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