Another car nearly landed on the Cherry Creek bike path after a crash

A car that has been spun off the road and almost into the Cherry Creek Trail near Speer Boulevard and 8th Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)accident; car crash; cherry creek trail; speer boulevard; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
A car that has been spun off the road and almost into the Cherry Creek Trail near Speer Boulevard and 8th Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) accident; car crash; cherry creek trail; speer boulevard; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
A car almost fell into the Cherry Creek Trail near Speer Boulevard and 8th Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For the second time this year, we’ve seen a car way closer to the Cherry Creek bike path than it should be.

Today, a crash caused a car to hang precariously close to the Cherry Creek bike path and caused at least one injury, according to the Denver Fire Department.

The car has since been secured and is being removed from the scene.

“It’s amazing, if it had been maybe a foot more forward, it would have gone over the edge,” said Denver Fire Department Captain Greg Pixley.

A car that has been spun off the road and almost into the Cherry Creek Trail near Speer Boulevard and 8th Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) accident; car crash; cherry creek trail; speer boulevard; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
The car almost entered the Cherry Creek Trail near Speer Boulevard and 8th Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Pixley also says this is a more common occurrence than people think.

“With the location of the creek adjacent to Speer Boulevard, this is a frequent occurrence,” he said. “It doesn’t take much with the amount of energy that the traffic is flowing north and south down Speer for a couple of variables to create a significant mishap where a car could be pushed over the edge.”

In January, a car ended up in the Cherry Creek trail after another driver hit the car. Dr. Kelet Robinson, who was driving the aforementioned car, described the crash thusly:

“And really, before I could do anything, my car drifted. I looked over, and as I looked over we were literally flying over the wall,” said Robinson, who is the director of the Salud Family Health Center in Fort Lupton.

“I spent the next couple seconds noticing, ‘There’s a walking path, there’s a creek,’ thinking, ‘Maybe I can steer the car so we don’t end up in the water.’”

Denverite visual journalist Kevin J. Beaty contributed to this report.