A popular bike share program in New York City has had its first fatality.
A 36-year-old investment banker who was riding a Citi Bike was killed by a charter bus on Monday morning, the New York Times reports.
Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn Heights was riding one of the bikes in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood in what was reported to be an accident.
Hanegby “swerved to go around a parked van, struck a bus next to him that was travelling in the same direction, tumbled off the bicycle and fell under the bus’s rear tires,” the Times reported, citing the police.
Hanegby was a director of investment banking at Credit Suisse, according to a LinkedIn page.
This is the first fatality for Citi Bike in its four years operating in the city, according to the report.
A spokesperson for Citi Bike didn’t immediately respond to a request from Business Insider for comment, but told the Times that Citi Bike has had more than 43 million trips in the city since it began.
New York’s bikers have long asked for more protections and complained of insufficient lanes to ride in the city. Through April, four bikers in Manhattan have been killed, according to city data.
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