Is Lisa Banes OK? 'Gone Girl' actress critical after hit-and-run

Lisa Banes was on her way to a dinner party at Lincoln Center when she was struck in the crossing by a red and black scooter


                            Is Lisa Banes OK? 'Gone Girl' actress critical after hit-and-run
Actress Lisa Banes is critical after a hit-and-run crash (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

After a terrifying hit-and-run crash in New York, actress Lisa Banes is said to be in critical condition with a "traumatic brain injury". When she was struck by a motorized scooter while crossing the street in Manhattan, the 65-year-old 'Gone Girl' star was reportedly "flung from a crosswalk".

This is the latest hit-and-run case. On May 27, an inebriated former porn star Katherine Colabella mowed down a priest while on her way to attend a party. In September 2020, a Chevrolet Cobalt hit 2 scooter riders and left one dead in Colorado. Earlier in January, an LA man died after being struck by three separate hit-and-run drivers with the last one dragging his body for half a mile. 

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Lisa Banes attends the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of 'Gone Girl' during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014, in New York City (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

From Chagrin Falls in Ohio, Banes played Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike's) mother Marybeth Elliott in 'Gone Girl'. She is also famous for her roles in several TV shows such as 'Once Upon a Time', 'Boston Legal', 'Nashville', 'Masters Of Sex', 'Royal Pains' and 'The Orville'.

Is Lisa Banes OK?

According to Banes' wife Kathryn Kranhold's account to Deadline, the actress is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital’s intensive care unit with a “traumatic brain injury”. Paramedics arrived soon and found Lisa on the ground with "serious head damage", the news outlet reported.

Banes, who resides in Los Angeles, was making her first trip to Manhattan since the Covid-19 outbreak. According to authorities, she was walking to meet her wife for a dinner party at Lincoln Center when she was struck in the crossing by a red and black scooter.

Actress Lisa Banes of 'The Strongest Man' poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015, in Park City, Utah (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

According to authorities, she was thrown off the crossing near West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Before the crash, the scooter ran a red light and the driver fled the scene. Police are looking for him. According to police, Banes was in the crosswalk and had the right of way. Banes' family is pleading with the public to keep her in their prayers and to provide any information in locating the perpetrator.

NYPD cops were seen taping up the crossing with warning tape in footage acquired by The Sun from the scene of the crime. The policemen are also shown using measuring rods, which are likely used to determine how far Banes was flung into the air after being hit. As they inspected the accident, several police cars blocked the street from traffic.

Anyone with information on the scooter driver is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.

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