Maryland man who visited sick children dressed as Batman is killed after Batmobile accident: cops Enlarge This compassionate Caped Crusader has gone to great cave in the sky. A Maryland man who became a viral sensation by dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children in hospitals was fatally struck by a car Sunday after his Batmobile broke down, police said. The benevolent Batman — real name Lenny B. Robinson, 51 — was coming home from a car show in West Virginia when he was killed on Interstate 70 in Hagerstown, Md., the Washington Post reported. Since 2001, this Dark Knight brought light to ailing children by visiting hospitals around Maryland, decked out in his Batman costume and loaded with books and toys he handed out to patients. He rose to national fame in 2012 when a video of an in-character traffic stop went viral. A police dashboard camera showed officers pulling Robinson’s Batmobile over in Silver Springs because of problems with his plates, which bared the Batman symbol. Just two minutes after the stop, the cops were pulling out a camera and snapping pictures with the hero on the highway. Robinson made a fortune in the cleaning business before turning to a life of fighting bad moods, according to the Post. He worked with Hope for Henry, a Washington organization for sick children, and also visited schools to warn about bullying. Minutes before his death, Robinson stopped as a gas station about 10:30 p.m. and talked with a family whose children were fascinated with the black Lamborghini he fashioned into the Batmobile, police said. He gave the children superhero memorabilia and left the same time the family did — and then they witnessed the accident that killed him. He was having engine trouble and had stopped “partially in the fast lane” when a car struck his Batmobile, causing the custom-made car to crash into him, police said. The driver was not injured and no charges have been filed. Robinson was the father of three adult children and was planning to take his Batman act internationally, according to his website.