Citi Bike Rider Struck and Killed by Bus in Program's First Fatality

Citi Bike Rider Struck, Killed By Charter Bus In Chelsea

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. That's when they say he was run over by the bus's back tires. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead several hours later.

DNAInfo reported that the collision occurred after Hanegby, who was wearing a suit and tie, and the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting something.

A popular bike share program in New York City has had its first fatality.

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 USA since 2010 (a cyclist died in 2016 while riding on Chicago's Divvy bike-share system).

Officials from the Citi Bike programme say that more than 43 million journeys have been made since the scheme began. This was the second fatality in over 102 million trips that have been taken on a bike share bike in the US since 2010, when the first modern bike share systems in the country were established.

According to the Brown Daily Herald, he was once the top-ranked tennis player in his home country of Israel before joining the Israeli Defense Forces as part of compulsory military service.

Through April, four people had been killed on bicycles in NY this year, according to the city. Hanegby was a married father of two young children and lived in the Brooklyn Heights section of Brooklyn.

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