RIP Batman. Route 29 Batman Has Died After His Car Was Struck On I-70

News — August 17, 2015 at 11:15 am by

Lenny B. Robinson, also known as the Route 29 Batman, was struck by a car on I-70 Sunday night after his car broke down. We can all recognize this guy from his viral video, getting pulled over in his full Batman attire. This guy was a superhero to many, and it’s a bummer to see things like this happen to good people…

Washington Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was struck by a car on I-70 Sunday night near Hagerstown after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia. Robinson had just stopped at a gas station, where he met a family whose children were interested in his custom-made car, state police in Hagerstown said. Robinson gave the kids some Batman paraphernalia before leaving about the same time as his new acquaintances. When they saw him pull over, they did the same. Batman had engine trouble and stopped “partially in the fast lane,” according to a state police press release. He was checking the engine while standing in the eastbound fast lane. The Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry, whose driver was not injured. The Batmobile then hit Robinson. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died.

Lenny was a good dude, who took every chance he could to visit sick children.

The Caped Crusader is a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman paraphernalia to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.Batman began visiting Baltimore area hospitals in 2001, sometimes with his now teenage son Brandon playing Robin. Once other hospitals and charities heard about his car and his cape, Batman was put on superhero speed dial for children’s causes around the region. He visits sick kids at least couple times a month, sometimes more often. He visits schools, too, to talk about bullying. 

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