Hagerstown, Md. – August 17, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Authorities say a man known for visiting hospitalized children dressed as Batman died in a crash on a western Maryland highway after his Batmobile had engine trouble.
Washington DC’s WJLA is reporting that Police are saying 51-year-old Leonard Robinson of Owings Mills was checking the engine of his ‘Batmobile’ in the fast lane of Eastbound I-70 Sunday night when the car was hit by a Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Camry wasn’t injured.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the unincorporated community of Big Pool.
Robinson was known for traveling in costume to children’s hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington area and gained national attention in 2012 when dash-cam video surfaced of police pulling him over while he was driving his ‘Batmobile.’
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.