New York Police announced on Friday that a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a traffic accident in Manhattan last June that led to the death of American actress Lisa Bynes.
A police spokesman told AFP that the man was arrested Thursday and charged with refusing to give way to a pedestrian and fleeing after causing a fatal accident.
Lisa Baines, 65, who was visiting New York City on the fourth of last June, suffered head trauma as a result of an accident on the part of a scooter rider, who crossed a red traffic light while crossing the street.
She died of her injury 10 days later. The accident occurred near the Lincoln Cultural Center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
As Bynes was battling death in hospital, her partner, Kathryn Cranold, appealed to the Daily News for witnesses to come forward with their information to help stop the scooter rider.
Lisa Bynes has acted in many works in film and television, including comedies, including “Roseanne”, and has appeared in plays on Broadway.
She appeared in well-known films, including the movie “John Girl” in 2014, and “Cocktail” in 1988, alongside Tom Cruise.