Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes, 65, fights for her life after being mowed down by an electric scooter in New York
- Lisa Banes, 65, was hit by a scooter on the Upper West Side on Friday
- Witnesses said the scooter driver ran a red light and crashed into her
- Now she’s clinging to life at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
- It comes as New York City’s traffic fatalities hit its highest in seven years
A beloved actress who appeared in the films Cocktail and Gone Girl has been hit and seriously injured by a scooter in New York City.
Lisa Banes, 65, was hit by a car around 6:30 p.m. Friday while crossing the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street on the Upper West Side. Daily news.
Witnesses said the scooter driver blew through a red light and then fled after mowing her down.
A prolific actress of stage and screen, Banes has 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.
Lisa Banes, 65, was hit by a car around 6:30 p.m. Friday while crossing the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street on the Upper West Side.
Lisa Banes can be seen with Tom Cruise in the 1988 movie Cocktail. She is a prolific actress
Due to the force of the impact of the scooter, Banes flew off this crosswalk. She was rushed by ambulance to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
The force of the scooter’s impact caused Banes to fly off the zebra crossing, witnesses said.
She was rushed by ambulance to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
Banes’ wife, Kathryn Kranhold, appealed to the public to provide information about the scooter driver, who fled the scene of the accident.
“We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa,” the concerned woman told the Daily News.
“If anyone has information about the scooter driver, we ask them to call the police.”
Banes is seen in character as Lady Tremaine in the Disney series Once Upon A Time
Banes lives in Los Angeles but was in town to stage a two-woman show streamed by the Manhattan Theater Club
Kranhold said Banes was on his way to meet friends for dinner, stopping at Lincoln Center on the way.
Banes lives in Los Angeles, but was in town to stage a two-woman show streamed by the Manhattan Theater Club. The theater has not commented on the crash.
It comes as traffic deaths in New York City hit its highest point in seven years.
As the pandemic cleared the roads of traffic, many motorists began speeding dangerously.
At least 243 people died in traffic accidents 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.