The Burbank Police Helicopter was on routine patrol when the Tactical Flight Officer spotted a dark Saab at a extremely high rate of speed Westbound Olive Avenue around 7:50 PM Thursday evening, the next report from the helicopter crew was the car had gone out of control and crashed into a office building at Myers Street and Olive Avenue.
The Burbank Fire Department sent a complete Rescue Response not knowing if anyone in the car or the building were trapped. Once on scene they found the driver has self extracted and was sitting on the curb talking to Burbank Police Officers.
The 26 year old driver Tyler Watcher of North Hollywood was arrested by Burbank Police for reckless driving, he was treated at the scene by Burbank Paramedics and then taken to a local hospital for additional tests.
The building received extensive damage to it’s doorway and was RED TAGGED by Burbank Fire Department till Burbank Building Inspectors could check how damaged the structure was.
The drivers Saab was impounded for 30 days, and received massive damages.
Traffic Eastbound Olive was detoured for close to a hour while Officers and Firefighters worked in the lanes of traffic. Another SUV was struck and received minor damage and it’s occupants were looked at by Paramedics and they refused treatment.
Editors Note: This story was updated with the suspects name Tyler Watcher and what he was booked for.