Famous Batman impersonator killed in highway accident

A man who became famous for dressing as Batman and visiting children in hospitals was killed Sunday in an accident in Maryland

Lenny B. Robinson, who was known for dressing up as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was killed when he was struck by the side of a highway.

Robinson was driving his black Lamborghini “Batmobile” along Interstate 70 Sunday night when the vehicle experienced mechanical problems.

The Baltimore man pulled into the eastbound fast lane to investigate, and a Toyota Camry hit his vehicle. Robinson's Batmobile then struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The “Route 29 Batman” first came to light when he was pulled over by Montgomery County police in 2012 in his Lamborghini Batmobile while he was in full superhero costume.

That encounter led to Internet fame after the encounter quickly went viral.