Citi Bike rider dies in 26th Street accident involving bus

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Police say that following his collision with the bus, Hanegby fell to the ground and was then run over by the bus' rear tires. He was immediately transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead.

Dan Hanegby, an Israeli native, was riding on 26th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Chelsea around 8:15 a.m., Monday, when he swerved to dodge a parked van and hit a bus driving next to him, The New York Times reported.

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. They demanded more safeguards in 2016 after the number of bicycle fatalities surpassed the previous year's total.

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).




"This morning a rider on a Citi Bike bike was involved in a fatal crash".

"Together with the City of NY, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the rider's family and loved ones on this bad tragedy", says Dani Simmons, spokeswoman for Motivate, the company that owns Citi Bike. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is now investigating.

Alas, we can not write this anymore; Yesterday Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn Heights was killed while riding a Citibike on 26th Street in Manhattan. My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay.

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