Disneyland employee dies after striking head in backstage golf cart accident

Following the collision on Wednesday, Studio 33 employee Bonnye Lear succumbed to her injuries.

A Disneyland employee has died after striking her head in a golf cart accident, police confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.

On Wednesday, Anaheim, Calif., police, fire, and rescue personnel responded to the California Disneyland Resort regarding a traffic collision that had occurred backstage, outside of guests' view. The employee had fallen from a moving golf cart and hit her head. She was transported to a local hospital in grave condition and succumbed to her injuries on Friday.

The collision remains under investigation by Anaheim police and traffic detectives.

<p>Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty </p> Disneyland Club 33

Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty

Disneyland Club 33

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The Orange County Register identified the victim as 60-year-old Bonnye Mavis Lear, who supported membership services at Club 33, a private dining club at Disneyland, and had worked at Disneyland Resort for 24 years.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of Bonnye and offer our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her,” Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said in a statement to EW. “At this time, we are focused on supporting her family and our cast members through this tragic event and making sure they have the resources they need.”

Disney theme parks vlogger Just Ask Danny also paid tribute to Lear on X, writing, “I used to work with Bonnye, and she was quite literally the kindest human who worked at the Disneyland Resort. This is truly very sad for her family and fellow cast at the Club.”

Read the original article on Entertainment Weekly.