Former Israeli tennis star Dan HaNegby was killed Monday in Brooklyn when he was hit by a bus while riding his bicycle in New York City.
The 36-year-old, originally from Tel Aviv, was at age 16 the top-ranked tennis player in Israel, a position he held until beginning his mandatory service in the IDF at age 18.
Monday’s tragic accident occurred when HaNegby swerved around a parked car while riding; he was hit by a bus traveling in the same direction when he lost his balance and went under the bus, according to an eyewitness report quoted in the New York Post.
HaNegby worked at Credit Suisse as a director of investment banking. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital by Emergency Medical Services but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The accident is the first for the New York Citi Bike sharing program in more than 43 million trips since its start in 2013.
“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,” said City Bike spokesperson Dani Simons in a statement.
HaNegby is survived by a wife and two children.
Baruch Dayan HaEmet.