Scooter Rider Pleads Guilty to Lisa Banes’ Hit-and-Run Death

November 21, 2022
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According to the Manhattan district attorney, the scooter rider that struck Lisa Banes and killed her in a hit-and run accident in June last year as she was crossing a Manhattan street in Manhattan, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the crimes related to her death

In Manhattan, 27-year-old Brian Boyd admitted to manslaughter

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Brian Boyd, 27, pleaded guilty in Manhattan to manslaughter. He also left the scene of an accident resulting in death and did not report it to authorities. Although prosecutors wanted three to nine years, he is set to be sentenced Nov. 30.

Ms. Banes (65), is well-known for her role as “Gone Girl” in 2014. She was crossing Amsterdam Avenue near West 64th Street on June 4, 2014, after she had met up with friends. On that day, Mr. Boyd drove an electric moped unlicensed and unregistered through a red light, and crashed into her.

Prosecutors claimed that Mr. Boyd then got on his car and fled the scene. Ms. Banes was left critically injured and lay in the street on Upper West Side.

In a statement, Mr. Bragg stated that Brian Boyd had driven recklessly without regard for pedestrians and struck a beloved actress and New Yorker before speeding away to avoid accountability. “Lisa Banes’ contributions to New York City’s rich fabric through her roles onscreen as well as on Broadway will be remembered.”

Prosecutors said that Ms. Banes was crossing the street when she was struck. She sustained head injuries and later died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan.

On the Upper West Side, Mr. Boyd was taken into custody in the lobby of a nearby building on Aug. 4, 2021. According to the police, officers recognized Boyd’s face from a wanted sign.

Ms. Banes was an actress in film, theatre and television. She studied at New York’s Juilliard School during the 1970s. In the 1980s, she rose to fame with a string leading Off Broadway roles including Wendy Kesselman’s “My Sister in This House” at Second Stage Theater and Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” at Manhattan Theater Club.

She made her Broadway debut with the 1988 Neil Simon comedy “Rumors”. She went on to appear in over 80 television and film productions.

Ms. Banes was seen on Broadway again in 1995 with Tom Stoppard’s production of “Arcadia.” This 1998 production of Cole Porter’s musical “High Society” was followed by a revival of Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” in 2010.

She was visiting New York from Los Angeles at the time

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