'Bright and bubbly' Aussie swimming teacher killed by garbage truck in NYC

12 August, 2018, 22:23 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Cyclist visiting from Australia killed in Central Park West crash

She was struck by an oncoming sanitation truck, driven by Chairez, and flew off the bike, hitting the concrete.

Madison Jane Lyden, 23, was pedaling along Central Park West near West 67th Street around 4:40 p.m. Friday when an Uber strayed into the bike lane, forcing her to swerve out of the way, according to authorities.

Police have confirmed that 44-year-old Felipe Chairez faces charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while ability-impaired and driving a commercial vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

23-year-old Madison Lyden was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

They include a ride in a double-decker open-top bus in NY and posing in front of a large fountain, likely in Central Park.

Mayor de Blasio said, "Of course there has to be a full investigation, but this is an example from my point of view of the danger of reckless driving".

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

A private garbage truck, heading the same direction, struck Lyden, who suffered severe trauma, police said.

NBC New York reported Madison was travelling northbound inside the designated bike lane when a auto pulled out in front of her causing her to swerve.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Beer cans were found in the garbage truck and he was arrested at the scene, local media reported.

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