American actor Lisa Banes is in a critical medical state after getting hit by a two-wheeler on Friday evening. The incident took place in New York City, where it was a hit-and-run. EMS arrived on the scene and found Banes on the ground with a severe head injury.
She was immediately transported to Mount Sinai Luke’s Hospital and admitted to the ICU. The latest reports say that she is still in critical condition. Banes’ manager, David Williams, said she was being treated for substantial injuries. An investigation to find the culprit is ongoing.
How did Lisa Banes meet with the accident?
According to law enforcement, the incident took place on the Upper Westside near the Lincoln Center. Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad found that Lisa Banes was on the way to meet her spouse Kathryn Kranhold and a few friends for dinner. A two-wheeler hit Banes when she was passing through a cross-walk.
Reports say that it was a red and black electric scooter. It blew past a red light and slammed into the pedestrian. The driver escaped without offering help to the injured or calling the police.
NYPD reports say police responded to a 911 call on Friday at 6:30 p.m. It reported a motor vehicle collision that involved a pedestrian at the intersection of West 64 St. and Amsterdam Ave. near Lincoln Center. According to a statement by NYPD,
“Upon arrival, officers observed a 65-year-old female pedestrian lying on the roadway with severe head trauma. EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.”
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Lisa Banes is a widely acclaimed television and theater star. In 1981, Banes won a Theater World Award for her performance as Alison Porter in "Don’t Look Back in Anger."
She also had recurring roles in "The King of Queens," "Six Feet Under," "Nashville," and "Royal Pains." Banes’ popular roles include Bonnie in 1988’s "Cocktail" and Amy Elliott in 2014’s "Gone Girl."