DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver man on his way to work is kicking himself after making a mistake while driving during his morning commute and crashing into a sinkhole. The water main break that caused the hole in the street is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Cherry Street.

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Frank Ross was making his daily drive to work on East Colfax when something happened and he ended up in the hole.

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“Somehow or another, I went through the barricade. When I went through the barricade, I heard all these people honking at me and now I’m in a hole,” said Ross.

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Ross said he’s glad he wasn’t hurt and no one else was in the Thursday morning crash.

“The car can get replaced. Lives cannot get replaced. I just feel like an idiot because of what I did, that’s it,” Ross told CBS4.

A Denver Water spokesman says there was no one in the immediate area as Ross drove around the barricades. No one was hurt.

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“I’m nervous because of what happened but just glad nobody got killed. Because one of those workers could have been down in that hole and I could’ve killed him,” said Ross.

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Crews had to take a break from repairing the water main break to pull out the vehicle. They are expected to be working all day Thursday on repairs.

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Denver Water says its a reminder to all drivers to yield to barricades and traffic signs.


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