October 1, 2022

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Denver Suffered Ten Traffic Deaths in 27 Days

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How dangerous are the streets of Denver right now? According to data collected by the Denver Police Department, ten people died in traffic-related accidents during a recent 27-day period, or about one every 65 hours.

One of the ten has been classified by the DPD as a hit-and-run — the fourteenth of 2022. There were thirteen hit-and-run deaths in all of 2021, when the city’s traffic-casualty toll hit 84, the highest toll in at least a decade. As of today, September 12, Denver’s 2022 traffic deaths total 65, and the current pace threatens not only last year’s mark, but the DPD’s all-time record: 100 in 1969.

Annual traffic death totals for Denver weren’t widely accessible until recent years. However, the DPD was able to provide Westword with figures for each year since 2010, when the…

Michael Roberts

2022-09-12 08:52:00

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