A suspect's car went crashing into her car and home Wednesday after the driver eluded police through city streets.
It's just one of five car chases and pursuits this week in the metro area.
"I am so discouraged. I worked so hard on it," Herrera said.
On Wednesday, police tried to pull over a car near Federal Boulevard and 1st Avenue. The suspects eluded police and started driving at high speeds through the neighborhood. They lost control and went through Herrera's front yard and hit her car. Both cars went into the house.
"It's terrible. Everything looks terrible. It's surprising that a vehicle can do that to a house," Herrera said.
Hererra's car is totaled and her home is now condemned.
Inspectors say the home shifted three inches off the foundation and her walls and ceilings now have cracks everywhere.
This happened on the same day as the high speed car chase in north Denver that left a police officer in the hospital, a suspect dead and four other suspects behind bars.
Denver Police Traffic Investigator Lt. Robert Rock says in Herrera's case police decided not to chase the suspects. Instead they call it "eluding no pursuit".
"In Denver we have two different types of pursuits. We have the all out vehicle pursuit, which is usually when someone commits a felony crime, has a weapon or puts the public in danger. In other instances, if it is for a more minor violation the officers will decide not to chase and they call it in as eluding no pursuit," Rock said.
For high speed chases officers have a short amount of time to think about the circumstances and make a decision on whether it's worth the risk.
"We ask officers to think about the traffic conditions, the time of day, and then they have to balance the compelling need to apprehend the suspect right there against the public safety needs. We ask them to evaluate that throughout the entire pursuit."
Rock says in Herrera's case the suspects may not have realized the police weren't chasing them and then they lost control of their car.
Herrera's scared she's going to lose her home, her memories and the place she raised her family all for something that wasn't her fault.
"We have a high deductable on the house and it's not fair that we have to pay that. Life's not fair. There's no way I can [pay the deductible]. I'm just barely making ends meet," Herrera said.
There were two suspects in the car that hit Herrera's car and home. One was badly injured from the crash. The other tried to run and was caught in Herrera's back yard.
Police haven't said what they were originally pulling them over for.
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