via NBC Washington:
A Maryland man who visited sick children dressed as Batman died Sunday night after he was struck by his own Batmobile, which had been hit by another driver.
Lenny B. Robinson was driving eastbound on I-70 near Hagerstown when he experienced engine trouble and stopped partially in the fast lane. According to Maryland State Police, Robinson was checking the engine when a Toyota Camry hit his Batmobile. Robinson’s custom black Lamborghini, which then struck him.
Robinson, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Camry was not injured.
Robinson impersonated Batman for years but became an even bigger celebrity in the region after police pulled him over while he was in costume and driving his black Lamborghini back in 2012.
The officers who stopped him wanted to talk about his Batman-logo license plates, which aren’t approved in the state. A video of the stop shows police officers eventually shaking his hand and taking pictures with him.
The Washington Post reported in 2012 that Robinson spent more than $25,000 of his own money on Batman-related items every year, including toys, T-shirts and books he gave away to kids.
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