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Disney Employee Run Over by Undercover Cop

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTLA) — A Disney employee is in the hospital after being struck by the vehicle of an undercover cop as she was leaving the park.

The accident happened aroundisney-axd 10 p.m. Monday at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way.

According to police, the undercover officer was making a U-turn when he hit the employee.

Witnesses said the employee was crossing the street legally before being thrown a few feet from the intersection.

“We were just trying to go back to the car from after a day at Disneyland,” witness Alicia Handy recalled.

“The light turned, we were going to cross the street — completely legal. And I guess the guy in the turn lane just didn’t see her.”

The woman suffered critical injuries and was being treated at a local hospital.

Police are investigating why the undercover officer was patrolling the area at the time of the accident.

25 comments

  • Alicia

    This was not a u turn. This is NOT the victims fault. The driver was turning left from magic way onto Disneyland drive and hit her while she was in the crosswalk. I am the witness and I was feet from her in the crosswalk myself. Please report the news correctly. The officer is at fault!

    • Jill

      Alicia, although they did say he was 'making a U-turn', which as you say was incorrect, they also said it was his fault…or at least implicated it. I definately got the impression that he was at fault, from reading this article.
      This must have been horrifying for you to witness! Thank you for keeping the story straight…

      -Anaheim resident

      • Alicia

        OMG I'm so glad you're ok! I've been so worried! If you need any help making a case against this dude, I'm here and so is my mom!

  • itslikemusic

    Sounds like a bunch of lies to me. You cant make a U turn there, and if she was in the cross walk, how did she get hit???

    • Brandon

      I am her brother she is fine for those of you that are worried email me anytime for an update on my older sister thank you and have a great day :)

  • Andy

    Yes, the idea that the officer was making a U-turn does not make sense. If he/she was, that means he/she would have had a green light and no pedestrians in front of the car …

  • Cece

    I hope they gave the officer a sobriety test! He/she must have been leaving Downtown Disney. Please give us an update on the cast member.

  • itslikemusic

    While this article does imply that it was the driver’s fault, the fact that they say he may have been patrolling essentially protects him. The only way this guy could have hit her would be because he was driving drunk. The impression that I’m getting is that they don’t want to point a finger at anyone and say it was anyone’s fault. It sounds like he made a whoopsie and is going to get a slap on the wrist at most. The employee sustained critical injuries! This isn’t a whoopsie, this is legitimate damage to a human being. Because he wasn’t paying attention. KTLA why don’t you explore this story a little more. I know for a fact the Disneyland Resort has cameras there, and I know they have cameras EVERYWHERE. Why don’t y’all take a look at the videos. Trace it back, maybe. See where the guy came from. See where the employee stepped out when her light changed. See the family that witnessed the horrible event. Ask the witness a few more questions. Don’t cover this up or let it slide out… I think you owe it to the injured woman and her family.

    • Tina

      There is a camera at the gate that is at that intersection facing the street so maybe Disney will allow for it to be released for the investigation but my question is how could he have gone through the intersection and not seen her or the crowd of people right behind her that were crossing the street…it was not just the cast member and the lady and her son right behind the cast member there were many people leaving the park who were walking plus people driving who witnessed it.

  • Alicia

    I’m still not sure it was an undercover cop. It was a BRAND new truck and right after it happened his buddy in another vehicle pulled up awful quick.

    The whole thing just stinks. The driver started to go, hesitated, then floored it!?! Make sense of that.

    • Tina

      All I know is my friend and co-worker is hurt and in the hospital and answers are needed! Doesn't matter weather or not on or off or undercover he still hit her! Ran a RED light.! Just not right , she deserves answers.

  • susyQ

    hey guys i am a fellow cast member and i beleive that was a friend of mine i hope that she is ok and that she pulls through….that cop clearly wasnt paying attention at all… and i hope they are doing an investigation on him..i hope she sues that crap out of him…

  • Anonymous

    Hope she’s okay. My thoughts and prayers are with her. I have a daughter who is a cast member and I am constantly worried about all of the traffic in that area. They recently made things worse by taking off 15 minute parking on Harbor Blvd. to add a drop off zone which is causing more traffic. These annoying cabs hogging up the spaces and people walking all over the place. Cars cutting each other off, honking at each other and cast members trying to get to their rides walking in front of vehicles that may or may not be ready to take off. It’s scary!! And its an accident waiting to happen. I don’t know who thought this would be better. Like so many things at Disneyland. They don’t know when to leave well enough alone.

  • Concerned

    Make no mistake; if it were you or me, we would be cited or arrested. This cop received nor will the cop receive anything other than a smile from others on the force. Ooops! Yep. When was the last time you have see a cop arrested on TV?

  • Jessica

    Not that it will make this terrific accident go away, but i hope the victim and the family sue the sh**t out of the police department. They always just get a slap on the wrist, they should do a pitchess motion and investigate whether or not this "undercover cop" has done this before.

  • bob

    Alicia, please make a video and document what you saw. It will be very important as the media and the police LIE non stop.

    Please make a video and post to youtube.

  • mark

    Maybe the cop was burning weed or drunk,,,,alota of them think they own the city or county they are in…..alota them are on pills too!…….he shoulda had a blood test done!

  • Martin G.

    I work with this girl, and shes a cool cat, shame on the cop for not doing his job "protect and serve". There useless. She will pull threw though.

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