Residents displaced after vehicle slams into Northglenn apartments

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NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Residents of a Northglenn apartment complex want answers are their building was hit by vehicles twice in less than two weeks, knocking out gas service.

The residents are without heat and hot water, and are being told it might be weeks before service can be restored.

Witnesses say drivers speed by the complex at 11450 Community Center Drive all the time. There have been two crashes in nine days, including one on Sunday morning.

The driver in the crash ran from the scene after slamming into the side of the building. Last week, a woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes. No injuries were reported.

The gas lines to six of the apartment units were damaged and taken out of service. Residents want the property management company to put in some kind of barriers or speed bumps.

“Honestly, I don't feel safe here no more," Nicole Vigil said. "Is it the corner or the cars, I don't know. I'm scared because my 3-year-old, it was going through the other side of his bedroom.

“So that's the worry, are my kids safe around here. Is it the building or the property because there have been so many things going on here over the past year."

Red Cross Denver said four adults and one child living in two units were forced out of the apartments and that it provided assistance to seven adults and four children.

It's not clear if the Northglenn Police Department is still looking for the driver.

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