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Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City

Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City

An Australian tourist has been struck and killed by a garbage truck while riding her bike in New York City.

Madison Jane Lyden was found with severe trauma to her body next to Central Park West just after 4.45pm local time.

Local authorities said the 23-year-old was forced to swerve into a car lane when a cab pulled into the bike lane she was riding in.

She was rushed to Mount Sinai West Hospital, but was later pronounced dead. (ABC)
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating. (ABC)

Ms Lyden was hit by the garbage truck when she swerved, police said.

She was rushed to Mount Sinai West Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

The garbage truck driver remained at the scene of the crash.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

9NEWS has contacted Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for comment. 

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