Lisa Banes dead: Cops hunting 'hit-&-run scooter rider who smashed into Gone Girl star while blowing through red light'

COPS are still hunting for the alleged hit-and-run scooter rider who smashed into Lisa Banes while blowing through a red light.

An NYPD spokesperson told The Sun that no arrests have been made and that the investigation is still ongoing.


The 65-year-old star was crossing the street in Manhattan when she was "wiped out" by a motorized scooter on June 4.

Her representative told ET on Monday: “We’re are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing.

“She was a woman of great spirit, kindness, and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends.

"We were blessed to have had her in our lives.”

The Gone Girl actress was in a critical condition with a “traumatic brain injury” following the accident.

Lisa was on her way to meet her wife, Kathryn Kranhold, for a dinner party near the Lincoln Center when a red and black scooter hit her while “blowing through” a red light, according to Deadline.

A witness told the Daily News: "He just wiped her out."

The driver then allegedly fled the scene  – which took place at the crosswalk on West 64th and Amsterdam Avenue.



No arrests have been made, cops told the New York Post.

Banes' wife Kathryn Kranhold, a former Wall Street Journal writer, issued an appeal urging the public to come forward with any information about the hit-and-run.

The TV and film star lived in Los Angeles but was visiting New York City for the first time since the pandemic.

Lisa's movie and television career spanned many decades.

She was raised in Colorado but attended performing arts school Julliard in New York City.

Her first acting credit was playing the mom in 1984's The Hotel New Hampshire starring Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster.

She later starred in TV shows such as Nashville, Masters of Sex, Royal Pains, and The Orville.

Seth McFarlane, the creator of The Orville, paid tribute to the actress.

He tweeted: "I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year.

"Her stage presence, magnetism, skill, and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us."

Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule said: "Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted – always helped me through the hard times. She was so beloved by so many."

She most famously appeared in the 2014 blockbuster hit, Gone Girl, playing Marybeth Elliott – the mom of Rosamund Pike's character.

Lisa acted alongside Ben Affleck for most of the film – who played the character of the husband in the missing spouse thriller.

She also played Tom Cruise’s older love interest in the 1988 flick, Cocktail.

Banes starred in Broadway shows Presenter Laughter and High Society.

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