Lisa Banes, known for her roles in Gone Girl and Cocktail, was severely injured Friday night while crossing the street in New York City.
According to her manager David Williams, Banes is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital,
“We are all just hoping she pulls through.”
According to CNN,
The NYPD said a 65-year-old woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident Friday just after 6:30 p.m. Police responded to a 911 call about a vehicle collision with a pedestrian at West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, said NYPD spokesperson Denise Moroney. There, a female pedestrian was lying on the roadway with severe head trauma, and EMS took her to the hospital, where she is in critical condition, NYPD said.
The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the woman was attempting to cross Amsterdam Avenue inside the crosswalk, with the pedestrian signal in her favor, when a scooter traveling north on the avenue went through a red light and struck her, knocking her to the roadway, according to police.
The scooter then fled north, police said. There have been no arrests yet.
Banes was born July 9, 1955, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She has appeared across film, TV and theater in a career dating back to the 80s when she played one of Tom Cruise‘s love interests in the ’88 film Cocktail. She was the concerned, prickly mother Marybeth Elliott in the 2014 film Gone Girl, and in recent years has appeared in the TV shows Royal Pains, Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time and Nashville.
On stage, she was in High Society, Arcadia and Rumors and she won a Theatre World Award for her role in Look Back in Anger.
Her manager said that Banes was on her way to visit Juilliard, her alma mater, and Lincoln Center Theater when she was injured.
Lisa Banes, an amazing actress, is fighting for her life today. Lisa played my sister for 2 years in “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill”.— Sharon Gless (@SharonGless) June 6, 2021
She is critical – a hit and run –
And she needs all our prayers right now. pic.twitter.com/M87cj4F8CQ