A stolen car went flying across the Kelly Drive trail and into the Schuylkill River on Friday morning about 8:00 a.m., at the sharp curve just north of Boat House Row. Luckily no trail users were hurt. Driver swam to safety and is in custody.
BCGP member Mike Szlagyi who saw much of the melee asked a pointed question: Would Fairmount Park consider installing a barrier the whole length of River Drives to protect trail users?
Check out this posting of an out of control car that narrowly missed a cyclist on the MLK Drive path in June.
It really is a matter of time before a tragedy occurs on these busy paths.