Lisa Banes, a 65-year-old actress whose credits include films such as Missing girl and A cure of well-being, as well as numerous television shows, is in critical condition after being struck by a scooter in New York City.
Banes lives in Los Angeles, but was visiting Manhattan for the first time since the pandemic. She was on her way to meet his wife for dinner near Lincoln Center when she was struck in the crosswalk by a red and black scooter, police said.
She was thrown from the crosswalk at West 64th and Amsterdam Avenue, police said. The scooter ran a red light before the accident, and the driver fled and is wanted by the police.
Banes was in the crosswalk and had right of way, police said.
She is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital with a head injury, his wife, Kathryn Kranhold, said.
Banes has been in films such as Cocktail and the west Young weapons, and had television roles in shows Nashville, The Orville, Masters of Sex, and Royal pains. She also appeared in A life to live, China Beach,
She played Tom Cruise’s oldest love in the 1988s Cocktail and was the mother of the missing woman, played by Rosamund Pike, in Missing girl.
Banes was in Manhattan to play in The Niceties, a show of two women broadcast by the Manhattan Theater Club.
Anyone with information on the scooter driver is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.