Australian cyclist killed by garbage truck while holidaying in NY

Madison Jane Lyden 23 was killed in New York while cycling

Madison Jane Lyden was in the bike lane with a friend when she was fatally struck on Friday night. Source CBS2More

Lyden then swerved out of the bike lane around 66th Street and into regular traffic-and was then struck by the private sanitation truck driver, also going north.

"I don't really know where to begin on what Madison meant to me and our family", Paige Lyden told the outlet.

Chairez was arraigned on Saturday afternoon local time, and per the New York Daily News, the court heard that two empty beer cans were found in the cab of his vehicle.

44-year-old Felipe Chairez, of Centereach, is facing several charges including DWI.

According to court documents, Chairez's blood alcohol level was between 0.04 and 0.06 at the time of the crash.

Dozens rushed to the her aid before she was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Images from Madison's social media show her and her friends enjoying a number of tourist attractions during their dream trip around the United States. More and more people are traveling by bike in our city, and they need safe, protected space.

"It's just disgusting what happened", he told the NBC.

'This is another example, from my point of view, of the danger of reckless driving. "This auto pulls over and is pulling out, and it goes right into a bike lane".

After swerving to avoid the Uber, she was struck by the garbage truck.

The NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the incident, which happened near 70 Central Park West.

Police say both drivers remained on scene.

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