A New York man was arrested in connection with the sad tragedy on Thursday, two months after a the motorcyclist collided and killed Lisa Banes, the actress who participated in over 80 television and film roles, including the thriller “Gone Girl.”
According to police, Brian Boyd, 26, was charged and arrested for fleeing the scene of a deadly accident and failing to yield to a pedestrian. On June 4, he was suspected of riding a motorcycle through a red light at the intersection of West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, striking Ms. Banes, 65, as Lisa Banes crossed the street.
Lisa Banes died ten days later, on June 14, from brain damage sustained in the collision.
According to police, Mr. Boyd fled the accident scene of the collision. On Thursday, officers recognized Mr. Boyd based on a wanted poster. He was arrested about 6:30 p.m. According to authorities, the incident occurred in the lobby of a neighboring building.
On Friday, it was unclear if Mr. Boyd had retained representation, and Mr. Boyd’s family members could not be reached right away. Authorities noted that he did not seem to have been detained before in New York City.
Many artists and authors who had collaborated with Ms. Banes throughout the course of her long career expressed shock at her death.
Seth MacFarlane said that her stage presence, charm, ability, and skill were only exceeded by her graciousness and unwavering kindness toward all of us,
Ms. Banes attended Manhattan’s Juilliard School in the 1970s and rose to prominence on Broadway the following decade.
Ms. Banes began her career in the early 1980s, starring in Off-Broadway productions “My Sister in This House” by Wendy Kesselman and Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” prior to making her debut in the Neil Simon comedy “Rumors” in 1988. She started to feature in more movies and TV shows in the 1990s, appearing in films such as “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” as well as TV shows such as “Gone Girl”. She was living in Los Angeles at her demise time and had visited New York in June to meet friends, some of whom claimed to have been with her minutes before the tragedy.
Ms. Banes was murdered in a scooter accident at a period when pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents in New York have risen. According to a spokesman for the city’s Department of Transportation, 72 pedestrian fatalities have already occurred this year, a significant increase over the 48 deaths last year at this time.
According to the organisation, total road fatalities have risen to 154 this year, up from 119 at this time last year.