Citi Bike rider dies in 26th Street accident involving bus

Violet Tucker
June 14, 2017

According to authorities, when New York City police arrived at the scene around 8:15 AM, they found Hanegby lying on the ground with severe trauma to his body.

The New York Times has yet another version, saying "he swerved to go around a parked van, struck a bus next to him that was traveling in the same direction, tumbled off the bicycle and fell under the bus's rear tires".

Police said Hanegby and the 52-year-old charter bus driver were both headed east on 26th Street when they collided.

The Citi Bike network that attracts large numbers of tourists to the bustling NY streets, has 593 stations in the city and 10 more docking stations were drafted for southern Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on April 5.

In recent years, bicyclists in NY have said city leaders have not done enough to protect riders.

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A spokesperson from Citi Bike's parent company expressed "heartfelt condolences" to the dead rider's family.

Citi Bike is reported to be the largest bike sharing scheme in the USA, with almost 600 docking stations across New York City.

Hanegby, a director of investment banking at Credit Suisse, was born and raised near Tel Aviv, Israel, and served in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1999-2002.

Also, Hanegby's death marks only the second fatality in the more than 102 million trips that have been logged on bike-share programs in the US since 2010 (a cyclist died in 2016 while riding on Chicago's Divvy bike-share system). My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay.

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