Vehicle Smashes into Cannabis Business, Shuts down neighboring Prizefighter Bar

Published On July 21, 2018 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News, News & Commentary

A vehicle smashed into the VersaGenix Cannabis manufacturing business at 1350 67th street at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Damage to a shared water line closed the adjacent Prizefighter Bar for the evening.

The pictured black Acura, reportedly traveling at a high-speed heading northbound on Hollis, lost control and collided with two vehicles before smashing into the business facade at the corner of 67th & Hollis.

“I was sitting on the patio at [Prizefighter Bar] and heard a tremendous crash,” described one witness who immediately went over to evaluate the aftermath. “The driver had a bunch of what seemed like car parts and canisters of Fix-a-flat in his car.”

According to the witness, the driver then fled the scene into a waiting SUV before the police arrived.

The exact condition of the driver that was struck in the collision was unknown but described by the witness as looking ‘stunned’. “He might have had whiplash but he wasn’t bleeding.”


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The second car that was struck was described as ‘totaled’ and damaged two parked vehicles. In addition to damage to one of the businesses company vehicles, VersaGenix sustained damage to their door and a broken window.

Prizefighter is hoping to reopen today if a plumber can repair the damaged water line. Follow their Instagram account for updates.

We have reached out to the Emeryville PD for updates and will amend this story if warranted.

The EPD released the following information via a community advisory on Sunday at 3:17 p.m.:


On Friday July 20th at approx. 3:31 pm Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Hollis St. and 67th St. for a traffic accident with a vehicle reported to have crashed into a building.

Officers arrived and located 5 vehicles involved with one of them having collided into a building. Officers also learned the individual responsible for causing the collision had fled the scene prior to their arrival.

One of the involved parties initially sustained a complaint of pain and was transported to a local area hospital. At this time it is determined none of the involved parties sustained any injuries.

The damage to the building consisted of the front door and door frame being damaged and a broken water pipe. The water was turned off at the building pending repairs and the front door to the business was secured by the owners.

During the course of their investigation, Officers learned the identity of the subject who fled the scene. The case will be forwarded to the Alameda County DA’s Office for review.

At this time there is no threat to the public’s safety and no additional information available.

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

One Response to Vehicle Smashes into Cannabis Business, Shuts down neighboring Prizefighter Bar

  1. Fotchface says:

    that loser probably stole the car and whatever those parts/canisters were.

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