Last Week: Motorists Killed 1 Person Walking, Seriously Injured Another, and Hurt 1 Bicyclist

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Motorists killed one person walking and inflicted life-changing injuries on another last week, according to the Denver Police Department. A driver also seriously injured one person biking.

A man, who has yet to be publicly identified, was crossing the street near Alameda Avenue and Pecos Street at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when a driver struck and killed him. We’ll let you know more when we do.

A motorcyclist injured the other pedestrian victim, who was walking near Sheridan Boulevard and 8th Avenue. A driver seriously injured the bicycling victim near 36th Avenue and Lawrence Street.

Two people on motorcycles were also seriously injured between August 6 and August 12, while no one in a car was hurt or killed, according to police reports.

In all, Denver PD responded to 479 crashes. Officers arrested 30 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.


Monday’s Headlines

Thornton police officer injured after driver crashed into his stopped vehicle at the I-25 off-ramp to 104th Ave. (Denver Post) 293 drivers arrested for DUI after statewide patrols on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. ( Lawyers surprised Longmont police did not issue a ticket after mayor hit cyclist. (Daily Camera) Have ideas for the future of […]
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Friday’s Headlines

The number of people driving alone to work in Downtown Denver has fallen slightly. Infographic: Downtown Denver Partnership. From Streetsblog Downtown Denver workers walk, bike and ride transit more. Though the changes are small, fewer people drive alone to work according to a new survey from the Downtown Denver Partnership. (Streetsblog Denver) Other news A […]