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Denver

Denver is nicknamed the "Mile-High City" because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. Like all cities on the eastern edge of the rocky mountains, Denver can experience sudden and extreme changes in climate. In the warmest month of July, temperatures can reach up to 100°F while in December, the coldest month, temperatures have been recorded as low as −29 °F. Denver was first established as gold mining town in 1858. These days, Denver is a natural hub for the distrubution of goods and services to the Mountain and Southwest states. The abundance of mineral resources supports many mining and energy companies in the area, and its position in the Mountain Time Zone makes it an important location for the telecommunications industry.

Major Roadways in Denver

  • Interstate 25 is a major north-south highway that travels from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Buffalo, Wyoming, and the main north-south expressway through New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado. 
  • Interstate 70 is a major east-west highway that runs from Baltimore, Maryland, to Cove Fort, Utah, passing through the central US. 
  • Interstate 76 that begins in Arvada, near Denver, and goes to the state line with Nebraska where it Interstate 80 near Big Springs.
  • U.S. Route 6, also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, passes from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. In Colorado it mostly overlaps other freeways, but serves as a route to Utah.
  • U.S. Route 36, or the Denver/Boulder Turnpike, begins at Rocky Mountain National Park and runs to the state line with Kansas.

Other Transportation

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Resources and Outreach Organizations in Denver

When someone is injured in an accident in Denver, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

Where to find legal assistance after a Denver injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Denver injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a personal injury attorney can do to help.

Rank: 
18
Percent of U.S: 
1
State: 
Colorado

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Most recent accident reports

Travelers headed east on Interstate 70 faced long delays Thursday morning after a tractor trailer caught fire near the Twin Tunnels.

CDOT reported the crash around 9:30 a.m. By 1:45 p.m. the highway was reopened.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Roadway: 
I-70

One person is dead after a Jeep collided with a barrier and rolled over.

Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Roadway: 
I-25
Type: Car Accident

One person is hurt in an auto/pedestrian accident in Montebello.

It happened late Friday night on Malaya Street and East 40th Avenue.

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013
City: 
Denver, CO
A trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was seriously injured when a van hit her patrol car while investigating a crash.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
I-70
City: 
Denver, CO

The two men who were hurt in an explosion at a Longmont home on Wednesday were trying to make hash. Firefighters found a basement full of pot plants.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown
Thornton police are investigating a hit-and-run that sent one man to the hospital on Sunday.
Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Roadway: 
Grant Street
The bus collided with an oncoming car on East Arapahoe Road near Waco Street. Sixty students from Grandview High School were on the bus, but they were not hurt. They went back to the school on another bus.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
City: 
Denver, CO
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

Investigators are looking for a driver who ran down a man and then sped off in Avon.

Police say the hit-and-run was at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 6 near the entrance to Beaver Creek.

So far no witnesses have come forward.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 6
City: 
Avon, CO

Police in Aurora say a fatal crash that took place late Sunday night might have been a hit-and-run.

Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
City: 
Aurora, CO
Police have identified a man who died after crashing his plane near Longmont Wednesday. David Bessemeier of Loveland died when his plane went down near 109th Avenue.
Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Roadway: 
109th Ave.
A 57-year-old man from Empire died early Tuesday morning when his truck rolled on the shoulder of Interstate 70 and burst into flames, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Roadway: 
I-70
City: 
Rifle, CO