NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - A garbage truck driver has been arrested on drunken driving charges after a bike rider visiting New York City from Australia was fatally struck by his truck..
Madison Jane Lyden, 23, was heading uptown in a bike lane on Central Park West when a livery cab pulled into the bike lane, prompting her to swerve, police said.
A private garbage truck, heading the same direction, struck Lyden, who suffered severe trauma, police said.
EMS brought her to Mount Sinai West where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck, 44-year-old Felipe Chairez, was later arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated. It's not clear whether he has an attorney who could speak for him.
The NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the incident, which happened near 70 Central Park West.