Batman impersonator Leonard Robinson dies in car accident
 August 18, 2015
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An American man famed for dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children in hospital has died after he was hit by a car in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Police said Leonard Robinson's car had broken down in the fast lane of a major highway when the incident occurred.

He was struck by his own "Batmobile" after another car careered into it.

Robinson, 51, rose to fame in 2012, when a video went viral of him being pulled over by police because his car had invalid number plates.

Known as the "Route 29 Batman", Robinson had spent the last 14 years visiting sick children in hospital and handing out Batman paraphernalia in full superhero dress.

Montgomery County police department, to which the officers belonged, said it was "saddened by the news" of his death.

A number of people have paid tribute to him on Twitter, including the Bowie Baysox – a minor league Baseball team in Maryland – which said: "The Baysox offer heartfelt condolences to Lenny Robinson's family. He appeared as Batman at the Baysox several times."

According to the Washington Post, he was returning from a car show in Virginia when the incident occurred. Police say the crash is under investigation, but no charges have been filed.

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