Denver police officer hits pedestrian with his car in Golden Triangle

Denver Police wrap up on Humboldt Street after a standoff with a suspect near Cole Arts and Sciences Academy. Nov. 22, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Police wrap up on Humboldt Street after a standoff with a suspect near Cole Arts and Sciences Academy. Nov. 22, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A Denver police officer struck a pedestrian while driving on Speer Boulevard on Friday morning.

The person was not seriously injured, according to department spokesperson Doug Schepman. Schepman said that at 10:48 a.m., the officer was driving southeast-bound on Speer and making a left turn onto Bannock when he hit a woman in the crosswalk.

Schepman said it appears the woman had the crossing signal when she was in the crosswalk.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Schepman said Friday afternoon the crash remains under investigation. He added that it’s possible for the officer involved to be issued a ticket or summons, though that is still being determined. Investigators were still collecting evidence on Friday.

Bannock was closed at Speer late Friday afternoon while police investigated the incident. It reopened shortly before 2 p.m., according to police.

This story has been updated. 

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