A John Champe High School graduate was killed in Washington, D.C., June 23 when he fell from his bicycle into the path of a bus.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Malik Habib, 19, was riding a bike in the 300 block of H Street, NE about 9:30 p.m. He was living in Northeast.
Habib’s bike got caught in a street car rail, causing Habib to fall into the path of a charter bus.
The bus, which was traveling the same direction on H Street, struck Habib. The DC Department of Transportation has identified that road as having “poor suitability for bike,” because cyclists, vehicles and the streetcar all use the roadway.
Habib died from his injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital.
“Malik was a amazing kid that would put a smile on everyone’s face that he would come in contact with,” said Brian Truesdale, a family friend. “He was cycling with his brother, Cyrus, on Saturday. Cyrus witnessed the accident and held his brother until (his) death.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Habib’s funeral expenses. To contribute, visit gofundme.com/malik-habib039s-funeral-expenses