Mobile home community blames poor lighting for recent accident that hurt man

Posted at 5:27 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 20:59:22-04

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Residents at Golden Terrace Village say poor lighting in their community is becoming a safety issue.

For years they've been reaching out to their property owners and the city, but nothing has been done

Residents who live in the mobile home community in Golden say walking around their neighborhood isn’t safe at night. 

“The roads are narrow they are full of curves, and people are going too fast, and there is no light,” said Golden Terrace Village Resident, Dona Vaticano. 

Vaticano’s neighbor heard the screams of their other neighbor who was hit while walking near his home in the dark.

“All we have are these little lights on the edge of our houses to light everything,” said Vaticano.

Vaticano and other neighbors made a list of all the broken lights. Some, she says, have been fixed, while others have been replaced with solar light. 

Vaticano tried to resolve the ongoing issue with Equity Lifestyle Properties, the company that owns her community but got nowhere.

Denver7 tried to get answers, but none of our phone calls to the company were returned. Vaticano says she tried to get the city to intervene, but the city couldn't help her. 

Karlyn Tilley with the City of Golden told Denver7 state law limits what they could do.

“There are some things that are simply between them and their landlord,” said Tilley.