Here’s another sign that things are starting to normalize after an unprecedented year-plus: On Sunday, a driver crashed a car onto a bank of the Cherry Creek Trail, the city’s (supposedly car-free) thoroughfare for people walking, jogging, biking, and otherwise rolling.
No one was hurt, according to the Denver Fire Department, which responded alongside the Denver Police Department. Three people under 18 were in the car, said Greg Pixley with DFD. The car landed on the trail after another car crashed into it on the street above, according to DPD.
“I was just sort of in awe of it,” said Sebastian Hernandez, who was biking down the path near Holly Street when he saw the silver car, doors open, resting slanted against a tree. Then he went on his way.
Hernandez suggested adding a guard rail or some other kind of protection to stop drivers from rolling onto the creekside trail — for their own protection and the protection of people like Hernandez, who uses the trail to get around the city.
Hernandez knows that these types of crashes are common, but said he never really thinks about being hurt by a driver while on the trail.
“But maybe I will now?” he said.