Citi Bike rider dies in 26th Street accident involving bus

Citi Bike rider dies in 26th Street accident involving bus

Citi Bike rider dies in 26th Street accident involving bus

They found cyclist Dan Hanegby, 36, lying on the pavement with severe injuries, police said.

Hanegby "swerved to go around a parked van, struck a bus next to him that was traveling in the same direction, tumbled off the bicycle and fell under the bus's rear tires", the Times reported, citing the police. He was brought to the Bellevue Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.

The 52-year-old driver of the charter bus stayed on the scene.

Officials from the Citi Bike programme say that more than 43 million journeys have been made since the scheme began.

New York's bikers have long asked for more protections and complained of insufficient lanes to ride in the city.

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Citi Bike, the largest bike-share program in the country, has 593 stations in New York City.

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).

As part of the city's Vision Zero campaign, it is reported that four people were killed on bicycles in NY this year and 903 were injured. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is now investigating. A regular Citi Bike user often seen riding his own bike on weekends, Hanegby leaves behind a wife and two children.

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