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In most situations, an accident is just that, an accident and police involvement is not needed. Simply exchange information and file a claim with your respective insurance companies. There are some exceptions however. 1) If either party is injured. 2) If either party fled the scene before giving information (you may also download a report form by CLICKING HERE if the accident was minor, however the other party fled the scene. 3) If there is significant damage to either vehicle and that vehicle is unable to be driven 4) If either party is not cooperating or you fear for your safety. **Remember if at any time there is a medical or physical emergency dial 9-11 immediately.**
In most cases, this is enough for your insurance company. As long as there were no injuries and both parties were insured and remained at the scene, police involvement is not needed.
Vehicles impounded per section 14602.6 of the California Vehicle Code, also referred to as the 30day impound section, authorizes an officer to impound a vehicle for 30days when its determined that the driver was operating a vehicle while their driving privilege was suspended or revoked, or without ever having been issued a license. The registered owner of a vehicle impounded under this section may request a post-storage hearing to determine the validity of the impound or to consider mitigating circumstances.
Hearings for vehicles impounded for 30 days will be held by the Inglewood Police Records Department on the 1st floor of the Police Department. Releases will be available Monday – Friday 9a.m to 6p.m. Saturday’s from 9 am. – till 12 noon. All towing companies close at 5pm every day. Anyone requesting a hearing must have proof of insurance, registration and a valid driver’s license.
If your vehicle was impounded with "Bryant's Inglewood Service" please click : Bryant's Towing Service Español
If your vehicle was impounded with "B&H Towing Service"please click: B&H Towing Service Español
Please allow (10) business days for your report to be uploaded to the system. You may visit LexisNexis to obtain a copy of your accident report. If you have any questions regarding your accident report, you may contact Investigator R. Green for more information.
If you would like to file a "non-emergency" report for your insurance company, or you would like to report a "hit-and-run" accident with no injuries that does not require police to respond as well, we have an easy to complete form that you may submit online. Please follow this link to file a report online: File A Report
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Inglewood Police Traffic Unit at: 310-412-5134