Bike rage?: Cyclist injured by barbed-wire trap on South Platte Trail
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Police officials are investigating the matter and are already following up on some calls they have received from local residents, some of whom believe they saw people who may have been involved, Ferber says. Additionally, police are organizing patrols with South Suburban Parks and Recreation.
Because there is a lot of traffic on the trail, it's likely the wire was put up fairly shortly before the woman collided with it. After the crash, Ferber says, Carpenter was helped by nearby cyclists, and in the process, the wire was discarded. For that reason, investigators have not seen the wire and are not sure exactly of its exact description.
If individuals are apprehended, they could face a range of charges, from reckless endangerment, to assault, to criminal mischief, Ferber adds.
In the meantime, "we really want to encourage people to continue to use [the trail]," Ferber says. "I would say this is isolated."
Here's a 9News report on the incident.
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