A bicyclist was fatally struck by a private garbage truck near Central Park in August when she swerved to avoid hitting a Livery vehicle that suddenly pulled out into the bike lane. Officials responded to 70 Central Park West around 4:42 p.m. to find 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden, of Australia, with severe trauma to her body. Lyden was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
An investigation by NYPD revealed that Lyden was riding a bike north bound on Central Park West, in the bike lane, when a black Toyota Livery vehicle pulled into the bike lane from a stopped position. The bicyclist swerved and was hit by a garbage truck, which was also traveling north bound on Central Park West. The operators of both vehicles remained at the scene.