Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes is reportedly in critical condition with a “traumatic brain injury” after a scary hit-and-run crash in New York.
The 65-year-old star was “flung from a crosswalk” while crossing the street in Manhattan when she was struck by a motorised scooter, The Sun reports.
Her wife, Kathryn, told Deadline that Banes is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital’s intensive care unit with a “traumatic brain injury.”
Paramedics quickly rushed to the scene, where Banes was on the ground with “severe head trauma,” according to the publication.
The outlet reported she 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.
The driver then allegedly fled the scene – which took place at the pedestrian crossing on West 64th and Amsterdam Avenue – and is currently being sought by police.
Since Lisa was inside the crossing, she “had the right of way,” law enforcement said.
In footage of the scene of the crime obtained by The Sun, NYPD officers can be seen taping up the intersection with caution tape.
The officers are also seen using measuring poles – presumably to accurately detect how far Lisa was flown into the air after being hit.
Several police cars with their sirens on blocked the street from any traffic going through as they investigated the accident.
The TV and film star lives in Los Angeles but was visiting New York City for the first time since the pandemic.
Lisa has had a movie and television career which has gone one for decades.
Her first acting credit was playing the mom in 1984’s The Hotel New Hampshire starring Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster.
In the years since, her career has stayed active with roles on major TV shows such as Nashville, Masters Of Sex, Royal Pains and The Orville.
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.
This story first appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission
Originally published as ‘Traumatic brain injury’: Star sent flying