BDE: Israeli Killed In NYC ‘Citi Bike’ Accident

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A 36-year-old man riding on a Citi Bike in Manhattan was struck and killed by a bus, becoming the first fatality involving the city’s four-year bike-share program.

Authorities say Dan Hanegby Z’L, of Brooklyn, was riding in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Monday morning when he collided with a charter bus, fell from the bike and was run over. Hanegby worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the driver remained at the scene.

Hanegby, who born and raised in Tel Aviv, was a staff sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces between 1999 and 2002. He was a former No. 1 ranked tennis player in Israel, and won championships for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2006, Hanegby told the Brown Daily Herald he put his tennis career on hold to join the IDF’s special forces, even though athletes are given a special status that allows them to serve closer to home.

“The City shares its condolences on this day. Like with all fatalities, we will review the area of the crash,” said Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Gastel.

A spokeswoman for Citi Bike says the program has had more than 43 million trips in the city since it began.

Hanegby is survived by his wife and two young children.

Baruch Da’yaan HaEmes

(Nat Golden – YWN/AP)

 




8 COMMENTS

  1. “Hanegby, who born and raised in Tel Aviv, was a staff sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces between 1999 and 2002. He was a former No. 1 ranked tennis player in Israel, and won championships for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
    In 2006, Hanegby told the Brown Daily Herald he put his tennis career on hold to join the IDF’s special forces, even though athletes are given a special status that allows them to serve closer to home.”
    Wow! Straight to Gan Eden… Nebach!

  2. We don’t need to figure out what the children of this man should do, we need to figure out what we can do better if a jew died such an awful death in our city… maybe since you care so much about his family you should go to the shiva and pay a visit to his wife and 2 young children and when they see what a refined person you are as a result of all your Torah and mitsvot perhaps you will inspire them to go higher

  3. I really don’t understand where you’re coming from…
    Maybe you should read news on the New York Times website, or any other secular website, I’m sure they will never shock, sadden, or disgust you, here is a Frum website, and from any Frum point of view those are not considered Maalos, yes, good Midos are definitely Maalos, but those are not even Midos, it’s just some silly ball that he was good at kicking and throwing, only from a secular point of view this is considered A Maala,
    BTW, the Gemara already says you should not talk bad things about a person who died, and I don’t think that is what I did.

  4. @notsure, what happened to being dan lekaf zechut? seems you did just the opposite… do you know this yid? maybe he was kovea itim, maybe he learned the daf, maybe he listened to shiurim, maybe he had a weekly shiur, maybe he fasted and went to shul on yom kipur, maybe his ancestory died al kidush hashem, or maybe he is a tinok shenishba who doesnt know shema yisrael, how can you judge someone you dont know?. Where does it say to do that, can you give a source? as far as playing tennis, we understand you don’t do it because you are doing more heilige things such as perusing this site and taking time to post tactless comments, but this guy left what sounded like a promising career in sports to serve in the army, all politics aside, sounds like an admirable person. and you don’t know if he had a part with Hashem’s help of course in saving jewish lives and defending the borders in EY.

  5. Respected Gentelmen of YW Comments
    NotSure,Rabbi of Crawley, baruchderrin and rt,

    Are you sure Dan wasn’t religious? Perhaps he was and you don’t see his kippah or maybe he lost it or maybe he started wearing a kippah after this picture was taken. My point being we should not judge this person because you just never know who this man may have been and what he accomplished in his life. I have my own experiences with people who thought I wasn’t wearing a kippah… because the person couldn’t see it…etc. Just because you cannot see a kippah doesn’t mean he wasn’t religious.

    Boruch dayin Ha-emes, May Dan’s Neshama be an inspiration to his Wife and Children and to all of Klall Yisroel and bring Moshiach before Shabbos Parshas shelach 5777. Amen.

    Sincerely,

    A