Panorama City: The Los
Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are
investigating a felony hit and run that occurred resulting in the
death of an elderly pedestrian.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:25 p.m., the pedestrian was
crossing southbound on Plummer Street, outside of a marked
crosswalk, when she was struck by a gray Sports Utility Vehicle
(SUV) that was negotiating a left turn from a private parking lot
into eastbound Plummer Street. The SUV was described as a 2002-2006
Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban with chrome aftermarket wheels and a
sticker on the rear windshield.
The driver of the SUV fled the scene and failed to stop, identify
themselves, and render aid as required by law. Drivers are reminded
that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over
and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services,
and remain at the scene to identify themselves.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
transported the injured pedestrian to a local hospital where she
succumbed to her injuries. The victim is identified as Jeannie
Young Bonnell, a 69-year-old female Asian.
The public should be aware that individuals involved in a traffic
collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and
render aid. Failing to do so is a felony and carries the
possibility of significant time in prison. Pedestrians are also
reminded to utilize crosswalks when crossing the street.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members
that provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Traffic Division Detective Sadeh at 818-644-8029. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous
should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters
may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on, “Anonymous Web
Tips” under the, “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an
online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, “P3 Tips”
mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as
their local program.