Former Israeli tennis star killed using popular NY bike-sharing service

Posted June 14, 2017

A man in a suit and tie was killed in what is believed to be New York City's first fatality involving a Citi Bike Monday. Hanegby then fell off the bike and slid under the bus' back tires.

'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. Paramedics rushed Hanegby to Bellevue Hospital, but he did not survive.

A passerby flagged down the bus to notify the driver what happened.

An investment banker riding a Citi Bike was killed Monday after he toppled over while riding beside a bus and was crushed to death under its wheels.

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"Together with the City of NY, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the rider's family and loved ones on this awful tragedy", Citi Bike spokeswoman Dani Simons said in a statement. Mr. Hanegby, who was married with two children, was a director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group.

Citi Bike is reported to be the largest bike sharing scheme in the U.S., with almost 600 docking stations across New York City. He was reportedly once ranked No. 1 tennis player in Israel before he quit to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces as a staff sergeant.

"Together with the City of NY, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the rider's family and loved ones on this awful tragedy", a Citi Bike spokeswoman said in a statement.