Banes, 65, was crossing a street near Lincoln Center when she was hit by a motorized scooter rider who allegedly drove off after the collision.
Officers found Banes lying in the street with “severe head trauma,” the NYPD said in a statement to Variety. She was taken to a local hospital where she “remains in critical condition.”
“We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa,” Kathryn Kranhold, Banes’ wife, said, according to the New York Daily News. “If anyone has any information about the scooter driver, we ask them to please call police.”