An Australian tourist cycling in New York City has died after being hit by a garbage truck as she swerved to avoid a car blocking the bike lane near Central Park.
Police said the 23-year-old woman veered into traffic about 4:45pm on Friday (local time) when a stopped taxi suddenly pulled out in front of her.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital she was taken to.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it was providing consular assistance to the woman’s family.
New York City transportation advocacy group Transportation Alternatives said it was “a crash waiting to happen” because “lazy and entitled drivers” were parking, dropping people off and idling in bike lanes.