Investment banker killed by bus becomes first Citi Bike fatality
NY Post Reports: A Manhattan investment banker and former Israeli army staff sergeant became the Big Apple’s first Citi Bike fatality Monday morning when he was hit by a bus.
Dan Hanegby, 36, of Brooklyn Heights was riding on West 26th Street near Eighth Avenue in between a coach bus and a parked car when he
lost control of the bike and fell to the ground at around 8:20 a.m.,police sources said.
Hanegby, a married father of two who worked as a director of the investment banking division for Credit Suisse Group, was then struck
by the bus, sources said.
“They were very close, the bus and him… unfortunately he lost his balance and went under,” said Luichys Caba, 32, a building superintendent whose West 26th Street building caught the crash on surveillance footage.
Emergency responders rushed Hanegby to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.
The operator of the bus remained at the scene.
“He’s a good man. He’s a good father. He’s a good husband. I cant believe this,” Hanegby’s neighbor on Columbia Heights said of him.
It was the first time since Citi Bike was rolled out in the Big Apple in 2013 and over 43 million bike trips that a user of the bike-share
program was killed.
“This morning a rider on a Citi Bike bike was involved in a fatal crash. Together with the City of New York, we wish to express our
heartfelt condolences to the rider’s family and loved ones on this terrible tragedy,” Citi Bike spokesperson Dani Simons said in a
His death was also the second fatality in over 102 million trips to have been taken on a bike-share bicycle in the US since 2010 – when
the first modern bike-share systems in the country were established, officials said.
The first fatality, Virginia Murray, was killed when she was struck by a flatbed truck last July while riding one of Chicago’s “Divvy’’
Hanegby, who was born and raised near Tel Aviv, joined Credit Suisse in 2014 after a seven-year stint at Morgan Stanley where he was a vice
president, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He was a staff sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces between 1999 and 2002.
Hanegby, once an avid tennis player who started playing at the age of seven, came to the US to attend Brown University after serving in the
Israeli military, according to the Israel Tennis Centers, which once profiled Hanegby on its website.
By the age of 16, he was ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in Israel – a title he held until he was 18, the age in Israel when compulsory
military service begins, the Brown Daily Herald reported.