The roof and back wall of a parking structure at Lakeside Amusement Park collapsed overnight after a man fleeing a traffic stop in Lakewood crashed his car into it.
Boulder Daily Camera editor Matt Sebastian first shared photos of the damage this morning.
According to a press release from the Lakewood Police Department, the crash was caused by a man fleeing a traffic stop.
The driver, 33-year-old Rudolph Valentino Garcia, fled after police tried to stop him when he was seen driving recklessly near West Colfax Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Police did not initiate a chase, as is policy. He crashed into the structure at Lakeside at around 11:40 p.m.
Garcia was taken to the hospital for his injuries and will be jailed upon his release on charges of felony eluding, felony DUI, driving as a habitual traffic offender and reckless driving.
“The guy was traveling at a high rate of speed down northbound Sheridan and lost control and struck a parking structure,” said Mike Marchese with the Lakeside Police Department.
Staff at the park declined to discuss the incident.
This post has been updated throughout.
Kevin J. Beaty contributed to this report.