Bass’ daughter ‘not seriously injured’ in hit-and-run accident

One of the daughters of Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass was involved in a hit-and-run accident Thursday morning in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, 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 home after being treated in hospital.” Bass did not identify which of his daughters was involved in the crash.

“I am grateful to the first responders and medical professionals who ensured his well-being,” she said. “The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the circumstances of this incident.”

Bass spokesman Zach Seidl declined to comment further.

LAPD spokesman Matthew Cruz said officers responded to a hit-and-run radio call around 9:10 a.m. at the intersection of South La Brea Avenue and Ferndale Street. He referred the questions to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office.

KNBC reported that police say four men fled from an SUV and authorities are checking security camera video.

Scythia, Omar and Yvette Lechuga are the biological children of Jesus Lechuga, Bass’ former husband, who was born after Bass and Lechuga divorced in the 1980s. Bass remained friends with Jesus and was an active figure in their lives as so much so that Yvette and Scythia regularly called her “mom” during the election campaign.

“She took me to my doctor’s appointments and loaded up the van with me and my sister Emilia and all my other siblings and went to the beach, museums and running around LA” , Yvette Lechuga said at a campaign event earlier this year.

Bass’s biological daughter, Emilia Wright, and her husband, Michael Wright, were killed in an early morning car crash on the 405 freeway in October 2006.


Los Angeles Times

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