Arvada resident saved by a stranger on bike trail

By Sara Martin smartin@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 12/31/69

An Arvada man was inches away from breaking his neck after a bike accident before a stranger found him. 

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Arvada resident saved by a stranger on bike trail

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An Arvada man was inches away from breaking his neck after a bike accident before a stranger found him. 

June 22 started like any other day for Seth Bulan, who frequently takes his bike out for rides. He was riding down Ralston Creek Trail and was heading home for the day when he took a shortcut at the junction of Clear Creek Trail and Little Dry Run Trail to ride past Standley Lake to on the off-road trails.

Bulan said that he spooked a few prairie dogs which ran in front of him and he tried to recorrect.

“I steered away but lost control and my tire went sideways and I flew off the bike where I landed 10 feet from the bike and I struggled to catch my first breath after the fall. I laid there for 15-20 minutes until another biker came and rescued me,” said Bulan. 

When the paramedics arrived, they didn’t know that Bulan had broken seven ribs, his clavicle and sternum. Bulan spent one day in the emergency room and three days in the trauma center following the accident.

Bulan said that he believes that the person who found him was named Jason, but his memory is a little hazy. He hasn’t been able to make contact with the person, even after sharing what happened to him in an Arvada Facebook group.

Bulan said that he is doing better and tries to walk a mile around his neighborhood each day to get some exercise. Although limited by his injuries, each day is getting better as he is recovering.

“I’m super lucky I did not break my neck,” he said.

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