UPDATE: Interstate 25 now back open after pedestrian struck near Speer

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CDOT camera shows traffic being divert off the interstate.

DENVER — Northbound Interstate 25 was closed  Thursday afternoon after a man was hit by a car while attempting to cross the freeway.

The incident happened about 12:30 p.m., in the northbound lanes near Speer Boulevard, according to the Denver Police Department.

The victim was hospitalized with substantial injuries, according to a DPD tweet. The driver apparently stayed at the scene.

All northbound lanes of I-25 were closed at 23rd Avenue, causing long delays.

The interstate was reopened around 2:30 p.m.


  • Kenton Schassberger

    I most definately stayed, i was too stunned to move, and asked police to do a verbal, i was in no condition to write. so i thanked them again for how they handled all of it. though i hadn’t really mentally reigistered where they took car too till i saw it this moming and got what i needed from car, migrain faded with that. and hats off to DPD -Traffic, again

    • Anonymous

      I truly feel sorry for the guy but you should never try to cross I-25 at 12:30 pm on Friday afternoon period!

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