"Gone Girl" actress Lisa Banes is in critical condition after she was knocked over in a hit-and-run.
The incident took place in New York on Friday evening at the intersection of West 64th St. and Amsterdam Ave. near Lincoln Center. Police responding to a 911 call about a motor collision involving a pedestrian arrived at the scene at around 6:30 p.m. to discover Banes "lying on the roadway with severe head trauma," NYPD said in a statement to Variety. "EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition."
Police determined that Banes was crossing Amsterdam Ave. when she was struck by a motorized scooter that reportedly ran a red light then fled the scene. No arrests have been made.
A witness told the New York Daily News that the force of the impact sent Banes flying out of the crosswalk.
"He just wiped her out," the witness said.
Banes' wife, Kathryn Kranhold, appealed to bystanders with more information to report it.
"We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa," she said. "If anyone has any information about the scooter driver, we ask them to please call police."
Banes is known for her work in film and television, as well as theater. She has had recurring roles in "The King of Queens," "Six Feet Under," "Nashville," and "Royal Pains." In 2014, she famously played Rosamund Pike’s Amy Elliott's mother in "Gone Girl." She also starred in the films "Cocktail," "Pumpkin," "Freedom Writers," and "A Cure for Wellness," according to The Sun.
She also appeared on Broadway several times. Her performance as Alison Porter in "Don't Look Back in Anger," earned her a Theatre World Award. In 1984, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best-featured actress in a play for her role in "Isn’t It Romantic?"
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