Crime

More Than Twenty Fatal or Serious Denver Hit-and-Runs in 2019 So Far

David Montoya after his moped accident on August 25.
David Montoya after his moped accident on August 25. GoFundMe

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1. January 1, 2019
4200 block of North Josephine Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: Yes

2. January 27, 2019
Quebec Street at Interstate 70 eastbound
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

3. January 27, 2019
East 11th Avenue at Broadway
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: Yes (DUI)

4. February 14, 2019
East Mississippi at South Valentia Street
Fatal
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: Yes


5. February 28, 2019
North Memphis Street at East 56th Avenue
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

6. March 5, 2019
East Colfax Avenue at North Logan Street
Serious Bodily Injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: No

7. March 20, 2019
1300 block of North Gilpin Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: No

8. March 24, 2019
Leetsdale Drive at South Holly Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: Yes

9. April 5, 2019
Blake Street at 15th Street
Fatal
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: Yes

10. April 6, 2019
West Regis Boulevard at North Federal Boulevard
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

11. May 1, 2019
East Evans Avenue at South Holly Street
Serious Bodily Injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: No

12: May 13, 2019
South Kalamath Street at West Cedar Avenue
Serious bodily injury
Cyclist involved: Yes
Arrest made: No

13. May 14, 2019
1900 block of South Quebec Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: No

14. May 22, 2019
North Clayton Street at East Bruce Randolph Avenue
Fatal
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

15. June 9, 2019
East Colfax Avenue at North Colorado Boulevard
Fatal
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: Yes

16. June 9, 2019
West Louisiana Avenue at South Xavier Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: Yes (DUI)

17. June 29, 2019
West 6th Avenue frontage road at North Tennyson Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

18: July 2, 2019
8200 block of East Colfax Avenue
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: Yes

19. July 17, 2019
1400 block of South Dahlia Street
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: Yes
Arrest made: Yes

20. July 28, 2019
South Platte River Drive at West Mississippi Avenue
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No

21. August 16, 2019
North Speer Boulevard at Auraria Parkway
Serious bodily injury
Pedestrian involved: No
Arrest made: No


Crashes of this sort aren't only a Denver problem. In Aurora, a bicyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver early yesterday, September 4, along the 1800 block of South Buckley Road, marking the nineteenth traffic-related fatality in that city this year.

It's unclear whether the number of serious or fatal hit-and-runs in Denver this year to date constitutes an increase or decrease compared to prior years, since the DPD hasn't tracked this stat in the past.

Click to access the GoFundMe page for David Montoya and the Denver police report on Jesus Molina Gamboa regarding the August 18 hit-and-run.
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