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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 file an online report 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 30 day impound section, authorizes an officer to impound a vehicle for 30 days 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.
California Vehicle Code Section 22852 states "Whenever an authorized member of a public agency directs the storage of a vehicle, as permitted by this chapter, or upon the storage of a vehicle as permitted under this section (except as provided in subdivision (f) or (g)), the agency or person directing the storage shall provide the vehicle’s registered and legal owners of record, or their agents, with the opportunity for a post storage hearing to determine the validity of the storage."
If you are the vehicle's registered owner or legal owner of record, and would like to schedule a post storage hearing, please call the Inglewood Police Department Traffic Division at 310-412-5207.
Post-Storage hearings are conducted in-person or by phone, excluding weekends and holidays.
Failure to request or attend a scheduled hearing satisfies the post-storage hearing requirement.
Releases will be available at the Inglewood Police Department Records Division, Monday – Friday 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday’s from 9 am. – till 12 noon. All towing companies close at 5 pm 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: Here
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Inglewood Police Investigator at: 310-412-5134