Bass daughter ‘not seriously injured’ in hit-and-run accident
- US News
- December 2, 2022
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One of the daughters of Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the West Adams area of Los Angeles Thursday morning, Bass said in a statement.
Bass, who will be sworn in as mayor later this month, said her daughter “was not seriously injured and is at home after receiving hospital care.” Bass has not identified which of her daughters was involved in the crash.
“I am grateful for the first responders and healthcare professionals who have ensured her well-being,” she said. “Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the circumstances of this incident.”
Bass spokesman Zach Seidl declined further comment.
LAPD spokesman Matthew Cruz said officers responded to a radio call of a hit and ran at about 9:10 a.m. at the intersection of South La Brea Avenue and Ferndale Street. He referred questions to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office.
KNBC reported that police said four men ran out of an SUV and that authorities were looking for surveillance camera footage.
Scythia, Omar and Yvette Lechuga are the biological children of Jesus Lechuga, Bass’s former husband, who was born after Bass and Lechuga divorced in the 1980s. Bass remained friends with Jesus and was such an active figure in her life that Yvette and Scythia regularly referred to her as “Mother” on the campaign trail.
“She took me to my doctor’s appointments and loaded the van with me and my sister Emilia and all my other brothers and sisters and drove to the beach and went to the museums and just ran around LA,” Yvette Lechuga said at a campaign event earlier this year year.
Bass’ biological daughter, Emilia Wright, and her husband, Michael Wright, were killed in an early morning car accident on the 405 Freeway in October 2006.