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Denver cyclist hit by car, knocked unconscious near 12th and Speer wakes up in hospital

A bystander found her on the Cherry Creek Trail alone
Posted at 5:07 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 21:38:42-04

DENVER — Two weekends ago, Dana Scheibe says her Saturday started like any other but ended in pain and confusion.

"I didn't think that something like this would happen," Scheibe said.

The last moment Scheibe remembers is approaching the corner of 12th and Speer on her way toward Colfax to enter the Cherry Creek Trail.

Then, she said she woke up.

"I remember getting up in the hospital hours later and they said it was like four, five at night and that was at 1:30 in the afternoon, the last thing I remember. I saw my boyfriend holding my hand standing over me telling me not to move and that it was okay," she said.

Scheibe said her head suffered a concussion from the impact along with several other injuries.

"I got pretty bad road rash all over my face, it's healed up a lot now. And then my front tooth chipped in half and went through my lip and then they said the whole inside of my mouth is cut up and swollen, including my gums," she said.

Denver Police say a bystander called 9-1-1 after Scheibe was found on the Cherry Creek Trail, alone. Scheibe told Denver7 she doesn't understand how the person who hit her did not stop.

"I just don't understand what kind of person would just leave you and you had to notice, and what kind of person calls 911 and doesn't stay with you, and what kind of people are walking around on the street and just are like, that's normal," she said.

The frame of the bike she loved and was gifted to her by her boyfriend is now cracked. Her injuries have also left her far from riding in the near future as her expenses begin to add up.

"There was a really good chance that I could have not made it," Scheibe said.