RIP – Lamborghini Batman was fatally injured in car accident
Rest in peace Mr. Lenny B. Robinson, the “Lamborghini Batman” who would wear the Dark Knight a costume and visited children in hospitals with his black Lamborghini Gallardo, was killed in a car accident along I-70 in Maryland last night, according to news reports. He was only 51 years old.
Lenny Robinson died coming back from a local car show in West Virginia, the Washington Post reports. His Batmobile broke down with engine issues, and when he got out to inspect the vehicle, it was struck by a Toyota Camry, and then his own vehicle hit him, the newspaper states.
Three years ago Mr. Robinson became a viral YouTube sensation after getting pulled over by Maryland cops in the Lamborghini. It quickly came out that he was a well off local who enjoyed dressing as superhero Batman, visiting children with his Lamborghini and handing out toys and memorabilia. Sometimes his own son would ride along him dressed as his sidekick Robin.
Robinson later got a real Batmobile replica instead of the Lamborghini, a replica of the George Barris car from the 1960s Batman TV series. He used it to visit kids across the country. It was not known at this point which car was involved in Sunday’s crash.
From the Post:
On one visit to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, he reflected on the health of his own three children. “We’re lucky,” he said.
At Children’s, there were kids with tubes in their noses, with IVs in their arms. He handed out gifts: Batman books, rubber Batman symbol bracelets and other toys.
Batman made those kids smile. They all thought he was Batman, a hero.
“I’m just doing it for the kids,” he said.