Israeli Tennis Star Is First Killed On Citi Bike

Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn Heights was riding one of the bikes in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in what was reported to be an accident. "The operator of the bus and Hanegby both swerved at the same time to avoid hitting something, causing them to strike each other, according to a police source".

Dan Hanegby, 36, of Brooklyn, New York, was riding a Citi Bike alongside a charter bus on 26th Street in Manhattan on Monday morning, when he collided with the bus and was run over by it.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

'They were very close, the bus and him... unfortunately he lost his balance and went under, ' nearby building superintendent Luichys Caba told the New York Post.

The first death occurred in Chicago when a woman was fatally struck by a flatbed truck last summer, according to reports.

For some time we have been writing stories about how safe bike share programs are, with headlines like Ideas why 0 bikers have been killed on bike-sharing bikes or the question Not a single American has died using a bike share.

Hanegby grew up in Israel and had been his nation's top-ranked tennis player as a teenager before joining the Israel Defense Forces.

HaNegby is survived by a wife and two children.

Hanegby's death is the first since the program was set up in May 2013, having lent out bikes for more than 43 million trips.

  • Zachary Reyes