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'Gone Girl' Actor In Critical Condition With Brain Injury After Apparent Hit And Run
Actor Lisa Banes was crossing an Upper West Side avenue when a scooter allegedly ran a red light and struck her.
An actor known for her roles in “Gone Girl” and “Law and Order” is in critical condition with a brain injury after a hit-and-run accident in New York City.
Lisa Banes, 65, was walking on the city’s Upper West Side when either a motorized bicycle or scooter ran a red light and struck her, NBC News reports.
Police have not publicly identified her as is policy with crash victims. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department did confirm to Oxygen.com that a pedestrian was struck Friday evening crossing the intersection of West 64th St. and Amsterdam Ave. on the Upper West Side.
“Upon arrival, officers observed a 65-year-old female pedestrian lying on the roadway with severe head trauma,” the spokesperson noted on Tuesday, adding that she “remains in critical condition.”
Police told Oxygen.com over email that a scooter ran a “red traffic signal” before striking the pedestrian, “knocking her to the roadway.”
“The scooter then fled the location, continuing north bound,” police stated. “There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.”
Banes' wife, Kathryn Kranhold identified her as the victim, according to the New York Post. The outlet reported that the actor was in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital with a traumatic brain injury over the weekend.
Her manager David Williams told Oxygen.com on Tuesday that Banes “remains in stable but critical condition.”
“She has a truly wonderful team of healthcare professionals attending to her at Mt. Sinai Morningside,” he said. “She is one of the most vibrant and positive people I know. That, coupled with the incredible support of her wife, who is at her side, her family and friends gives us hope for a full recovery, however long it might take.”
Banes, who lives in Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife for a dinner party at a friend’s home when she was hit.
The actor has had a lengthy career with roles in movies and shows like “Psych,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” ‘NCIS,” “Roseanne,” “NYPD Blue,” "Gone Girl," and “A Family Torn Apart.”