Lenny B. Robinson, the “Route 29 Batman” who visited children’s hospitals dies in highway accident

There is one less hero in the world.

Late Sunday night, Lenny B. Robinson, better known as The Route 29 Batman, had engine trouble and stopped partially in the fast lane where he got out to check the engine of his Batmobile. Soon after, he and the car were struck by a Toyota Camry. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed and the driver of the Camry was uninjured.

51-year-old Lenny B. Robinson was well-known for dressing up as The Caped Crusader and traveling to hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington area. He spent more than $25,000 a year on Batman-related merchandise, all of which he gave to hospitalized children. He gained national attention in 2012 when his special-made Bat-Lamborghini was pulled over by police and the dashcam video went viral.

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