DENVER – Fifteen people lost their lives in auto-pedestrian crashes in Denver in 2013. As of June 1, seven people had already been killed in auto-pedestrian crashes, and four people have been killed in hit-and-run crashes in Denver. These statistics are why Denver Police, Denver Public Works and Mayor Michael Hancock are proclaiming June as "Heads Up" month.
The "Heads Up" campaign was launched in May 2013 to encourage commuters to keep their "Heads Up" and take responsibility for their actions when walking, biking or driving.
By the end of 2013, seven months after the campaign launched, hit-and-run statistics declined to the lowest they had been in three years. According to police statistics, there were 5,448 hit-and-run crashes in 2013 - 269 people were hurt and four people died.