Man Who Visited Sick Kids As Batman Dies After Batmobile Breaks Down

A Maryland man who dressed up as Batman to visit sick kids in hospitals was reportedly killed last night after his car broke down on a highway.

Lenny B. Robinson's car was a custom Lamborghini made to look like the Batmobile, complete with the Batman symbol on its license plates.

According to The Washington Post, the 51-year-old father of three was driving home from a car show in West Virginia when he pulled over due to engine trouble on Interstate 70 in Hagerstown, Maryland at around 10:30 pm.

A state police news release says Robinson stopped "partially in the fast lane" and was checking the engine when a Toyota Camry hit the Batmobile. The Batmobile proceeded to strike Robinson, and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

The uninjured driver of the Toyota Camry has not been charged at this time, but an investigation of the crash is currently underway.

Lenny gained mass attention in 2012 when police pulled him over for a problem with his license plates.

Dash cam video shows Lenny having a friendly exchange with the officers who took a picture with the superhero before letting him proceed to a hospital.

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Scott Robinson said his older brother spent hundreds of thousands of dollars he made in the cleaning business to buy his Batmobile, Batsuit and the toys he gave to children.

Young patients all over Maryland and Washington, DC received books, rubber bracelets with the Batman symbol and other memorabilia he autographed.

Speaking about his late brother, Scott Robinson told The Washington Post,

He touched a lot of lives and made a lot of kids smile. That's all he wanted to do.

Lenny B. Robinson also led superhero parties thrown in hospitals by Washington, DC organization Hope for Henry Foundation.

Hope for Henry cofounder Laurie Strongin said,

He made so many kids so happy. When I asked him to do anything, he always said yes... He was magic.

While no one could ever replace his brother, Scott Robinson says he hopes Lenny's legacy will influence others.

Citations: Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md highway (The Washington Post)