An Australian tourist is dead after being hit by a truck Friday while riding a bike on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and police say the driver of the truck is now charged with DWI.
It happened around 5 p.m. on West 67th Street near Central Park West.
Police say 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden was riding in the bike lane when a black Toyota pulled out of a parking space and into the bike lane.
Lyden swerved to avoid it, police say, but she was then hit by a truck driven by 44-year-old Felipe Chairez.
Lyden was rushed to the hospital with severe body injuries and later died.
"You look at these bike lanes, how they are laid out in the city, and I really question the wisdom of how they are laid out," said one person at the scene. "This car pulls over and is pulling out, and it goes right into a bike lane. It shouldn't be laid out that way."
"But we can say, the one thing that's always true is, drivers need to slow down and put the safety of others first," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Chairez stayed at the scene and now faces a number of charges, including DWI.