Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Conviction of Bus Driver Dave Lewis For Causing Death of Dan Hanegby

October 1, 2018

“Thanks to our prosecutors, Mr. Lewis has been held accountable for the tragic death of Dan Hanegby. I hope this trial verdict brings a small measure of closure to Mr. Hanegby’s family and friends. My Office was proud to defend the constitutionality of the Right of Way Law in landmark criminal prosecutions, and will continue to aggressively enforce this critical Vision Zero statute as demonstrated in this case. Prosecutors have a key role to play in citywide efforts to reduce traffic fatalities, and we will keep working with advocates and government partners until Manhattan streets are significantly safer for cyclists and pedestrians.”