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Crisis Intervention Units Help Victims of Traffic Crimes


When innocent people are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes that are more often crimes than accidents, Colorado is one of only four states that has a dedicated unit to serve the victims, reports Scott Weiser for the Denver Gazette. Services include crisis intervention, resources and direct services to victims of vehicle collisions including assistance at the scene and locating towed vehicles.

Services also include assistance getting a copy of the crash report, filing an insurance report, updated information about all critical stages of the criminal justice proceedings and information about the eligibility for victim compensation and assistance in completing the forms. Traffic crimes include vehicular homicide, menacing, vehicular assault, careless driving which results in the death of another person and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

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