Actress Lisa Banes dies after being struck by scooter in UWS hit-and-run: police


UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Actress Lisa Banes has died after being struck by a scooter in a hit-and-run crash on Manhattan’s Upper West Side earlier this month, according to police.

Banes, 65, died at the hospital Monday after being critically injured in the collision, officials said.

The Los Angeles resident had been hospitalized in critical condition for the past 10 day after being struck by an electric scooter near Lincoln Center on the night of June 4, authorities said.

According to police, Banes was trying to cross Amsterdam Avenue in the crosswalk at West 64th Street when a scooter traveling north on Amsterdam blew through a red light and struck her.

She was on the way to visit The Juilliard School, her alma mater, her manager told The Associated Press at the time.

Responding officers found Banes lying in the road with severe head trauma, police said.

According to the NYPD, the scooter fled the scene, continuing northbound. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning.

Banes has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including supporting roles in “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. On television, she’s had roles on “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Sex” and “NCIS.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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