Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes, 65, DIES ten days after being mowed down by hit-and-run electric scooter in New York City
- Actress Lisa Banes, known for her work in the films Cocktail and Gone Girl, died on Monday from injuries she sustained in a crash
- Banes was on her way to meet her wife, Kathryn Kranhold, for a dinner party on June 4 when she was mowed down by a scooter on the Upper West Side
- Witnesses said the scooter driver ran a red light and slammed into her
- The scooter driver has not yet been caught and a NYPD spokesman said Monday night that no arrests have been made in the deadly accident
- It comes as traffic fatalities in New York City soar to a seven-year high
Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes has died ten days after she was mowed down in a hit-and-run by an electric scooter in New York.
The 65-year-old, from Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife for a dinner party on the Upper West Side on June 4 when she was struck at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street.
Witnesses said the scooter rider blew through a red light and then fled after knocking Banes over on a crosswalk.
Banes suffered a traumatic brain injury and had been in critical care at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital.
An NYPD spokesperson said Monday night that no arrests have been made in the case.
Lisa Banes, 65, was hit while crossing the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street on the Upper West Side at about 6.30pm on June 4
Banes starred with Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, playing Marybeth Elliott
Lisa Banes is seen with Tom Cruise in the 1988 film Cocktail
The force of the scooter’s impact sent Banes flying off the crosswalk. She was rushed by ambulance to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital
The street where Lisa Banes was hit was roped off by police on Saturday as cops investigated
NYPD officers were seen guarding the cordon as forensic teams got to work
Born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, Banes attended Julliard in New York, world renowned as a performing arts school, before launching prolific acting career, according to the New York Post.
She married Kathryn Kranhold, a former Wall Street journal writer, at an intimate ceremony roughly four years ago at City Hall.
Banes has since had recurring roles on The King of Queens, Six Feet Under and Nashville, as well as memorable guest roles on The Orville and Desperate Housewives.
The force of the scooter’s impact sent Banes flying out of the crosswalk, witnesses said.
She was rushed by ambulance to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in a critical condition.
Banes is seen in character as Lady Tremaine in the Disney series Once Upon A Time
Kranhold issued an appeal to the public to come forward with any information about the scooter operator, who fled the crash scene.
‘We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa,’ the worried wife told the Daily News.
‘If anyone has any information about the scooter driver, we ask them to please call police.’
The fatal crash comes as traffic fatalities in New York hit a seven-year high.
As the pandemic emptied the roads of traffic, many drivers began speeding dangerously.
At least 243 people died in traffic crashes in New York City in 2020 — making it the deadliest year on record since Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced his signature ‘Vision Zero’ plan to improve street safety in 2014.
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