An SUV waded in the shallow waters of the Cherry Creek a little before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning after the driver crashed onto the sunken walking and biking trail below Speer Boulevard at West Colfax Avenue.
The driver, a man, was heading north on Speer “when he left the roadway (it’s unclear why), struck a light pole, and came to rest in the creek,” said Doug Schepman, a spokesperson for the Denver Police Department.
Police don’t know if the driver, who was carrying no passengers, was speeding, Schepman said. There were no witnesses. Officers don’t suspect drugs or alcohol playing a role.
Officers cited the driver for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
There were only minor injuries, according to a tweet from the Denver Fire Department. But the vehicle’s windows were blown out and its hood was smashed in.