Investigators haven’t determined what caused a Boise man to crash his car into the conference center of the Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum on Tuesday.
Ada County dispatchers received a call at 11:40 a.m. that a man driving a BMW X3 was leaving the nearby Costco parking lot when he accelerated, hit a stop sign, drove over a median and crashed into the wall of the hotel into the conference room, according to a release from Boise police.
“We really have no idea what caused him to come through that area,” said Chuck Everett, vice president of operations for Ameritel Inns, which owns the hotel. “Until we get the property put back to normal, obviously we won’t be able to use this area of the building for awhile.”
Police are unsure how many people were in the conference room at the time of the crash, but no injuries were reported. The driver, who is in his 30s, was taken to the hospital for observation, Boise police said. Neither the driver’s name nor his condition have been released.
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The hotel is at 7699 W. Spectrum St., just off of the Interstate 84 Cole/Overland exits.
Hotel management is unsure about the extent of the damage or how long it will be until guests can use the conference room.
“First cause of business will be get the area cleaned up, get the car towed out of the area, then we’ll assess the damage and go from there,” Everett said.