A driver jumped the curb in her Nissan Altima, landing inches from the edge above the Cherry Creek Trail walking and biking path after a two-car crash at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Clarkson Street Friday afternoon.
“The bushes saved her,” a tow truck driver at the scene said, referring to the trees and shrubs that stood between the driver and the path below.
No one was injured, Rob Herzberger, a Denver Police Department crash investigator, said.
“Thank goodness,” he added, still investigating the crash at 5:30 p.m.
While the wreckage was cleared from the sidewalk and car traffic was open, the impact from the crash threw a tree onto the trail. A bicyclist nearly hit the tree on the unlit section of the path, Herzberger said, while others avoided it by going off-road a bit.
This happened near Eighth Avenue in May 2017, and a car actually landed on the path near Logan Street in January 2017.