Traffic Violence Report: 49% Increase in Fatalities This Year

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Two new traffic fatalities bring the number of deaths on Denver’s streets to 49 so far this year, compared to 33 at this point last year, a 49 percent increase. Last year also saw a sharp increase in street deaths, which rose 16 percent compared to 2017.

The quickly growing number of fatalities highlights how little Mayor Hancock’s administration has achieved in the three years since it adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to end all traffic fatalities by 2030.

From the Denver Police Department:

  • Zachary Ronquillo died in a crash involving two cars on August 4. No charges were filed.
  • Mauricio Gutierrez-Ramirez died August 4 when he crashed his motorcycle into a fixed object.

 

 


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  • kim80

    Vision Zero is about as successful as Denver’s Road Home…..which eliminated homelessness in Denver between 2005 and 2015.

    • TakeFive

      Yup, and the investment in homeless housing is eye-popping especially given the return. Not that it was bad idea but just sayin’… never let a good cause get in the way of spending lots of Gubment money. Rinse and Repeat.

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