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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

Bernadette Trujillo, 50, had a birthday Tuesday that she'll never forget. She was swept into the middle of a police chase and narrowly escaped injury.

Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
City: 
Denver, CO
Type: Car Accident

A airplane reported missing in Teller County Sunday afternoon was found crashed about a mile west of the Telluride Regional Airport at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Oswaldo Lopez, the man accused in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy on Federal Boulevard, was charged Tuesday morning with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
City: 
Denver, CO

Aurora emergency crews are on the scene of a five car-semi truck crash that also sparked a brush fire along Interstate 70.

Eastbound I-70 at Peña Boulevard will be closed for up to two hours, said an Aurora police spokesman.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70
City: 
Aurora, CO
The pilot of an experimental plane died when he crashed in Boulder County.

A 10-year-old girl crashed a car into a DMV office in Parker on Monday.

According to police, the vehicle was sitting in the DMV parking lot when the girl got into the car and it started going.

Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
City: 
Parker, CO
Type: Car Accident
A snowmobiler is dead and another was partially buried in a large avalanche near Mount Crested Butte in Colorado. The Gunnison County coroner says the accident happened Monday close to Kebler Pass.
Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Authorities say a 46-year-old man was killed when he crashed into a tree while skiing at Keystone Resort.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
City: 
Frisco, CO

Lakewood police are searching for a suspect after a “puffer” pickup was stolen and then crashed into a van.

According to police, the owner of the pickup jumped into the bed of the truck as the suspect was driving away.

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Roadway: 
1st and Lowell

An RTD light rail train and an SUV crashed in downtown Denver Thursday afternoon just as the afternoon rush was beginning.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
City: 
Denver, CO
Police in Aurora shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 225 on Sunday night after a car struck and killed a pedestrian and then drove off.
Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Roadway: 
I-225
City: 
Aurora, CO

A 20-year-old Payson woman died in a traffic crash Wednesday morning in Wyoming.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roadway: 
I-80
Type: Car Accident

Police in Denver are investigating after an SUV was found in Sloan’s Lake Tuesday morning.

Police say the people inside the SUV fled the scene before officers arrived.

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
City: 
Denver, CO
Type: Car Accident
Three people were killed in a helicopter crash Monday afternoon. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the three people were killed in the helicopter crash just south of the town of Silt.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
City: 
Silt, CO
A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy died in a crash Sunday on Highway 93 when a Sports Utility Vehicle tried to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone.
Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 93
City: 
Golden, CO