Australian tourist tragically killed in New York during a trip of his life with his best friends

Madison Jane Lyden, 23 (pictured), was murdered in New York after being hit by a garbage truck after trying to avoid a car that cut her off

The trip of his life among a group of friends became a tragedy after a 23-year-old Australian woman was beaten and killed by a truck in New York City.

Madison Jane Lyden was biking through Central Park on the Upper West Side of New York City around 5 p.m. Friday when she was beaten and killed.

A private garbage truck hit Lyden, causing a severe head trauma, according to reports.

Madison Jane Lyden, 23 (pictured), was murdered in New York after being hit by a garbage truck after trying to avoid a car that cut her off

Madison Jane Lyden, 23 (pictured), was murdered in New York after being hit by a garbage truck after trying to avoid a car that cut her off

Lyden (center) was traveling in the United States with friends when she was killed while riding a bicycle near New York Central Park on Friday (US time)

Lyden (center) was traveling in the United States with friends when she was killed while riding a bicycle near New York Central Park on Friday (US time)

Lyden (center) was traveling in the United States with friends when she was killed while riding a bicycle near New York Central Park on Friday (US time)

The images from Lyden's social networks show that she and her friends enjoy various tourist attractions during their trip through the United States.

They include a ride on a double-decker bus in New York and posing in front of a large fountain, probably in Central Park.

The girls seemed to make the most of the one-of-a-kind trip, smiling broadly in each photograph as they traveled through one of the most famous cities in the world.

A witness told the New York Daily News that the Lyden did not appear to be wearing a helmet when the truck hit her.

A NYPD spokesman said Toyota pulled out in front of Lyden, news.com.au reported.

"An investigation revealed that the woman was riding a bicycle north on Central Park West, in the bike lane, when a black Toyota vehicle stopped in the bike lane from a standing position," the spokesman said in a statement.

A NYPD spokesman said Toyota pulled out in front of Lyden (right) forcing her to detour in the path of a garbage truck

A NYPD spokesman said Toyota pulled out in front of Lyden (right) forcing her to detour in the path of a garbage truck

A NYPD spokesman said Toyota pulled out in front of Lyden (right) forcing her to detour in the path of a garbage truck

Lyden (left in the foreground) was rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital, but after trying to revive her, she was pronounced dead.

Lyden (left in the foreground) was rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital, but after trying to revive her, she was pronounced dead.

Lyden (left in the foreground) was rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital, but after trying to revive her, she was pronounced dead.

"The cyclist was diverted and hit by a private truck, which also traveled north on Central Park West."

The driver of the car and the truck remained on the scene to give their statements to the NYPD officers while the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad investigated.

Lyden was taken to nearby Roosevelt Hospital, but after attempting to revive her, she was pronounced dead.

CBS News spoke with the mayor of the city of New York, Bill de Blasio, who said that a full investigation into the fatal incident would begin.

"It's disgusting what happened here, a 23-year-old cyclist, and of course there has to be a full investigation," he said.

An Australian woman has been beaten and killed by a truck while driving in America

The mayor of the city of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that a full investigation into the fatal incident would be launched

The mayor of the city of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that a full investigation into the fatal incident would be launched

The mayor of the city of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that a full investigation into the fatal incident would be launched

"This is another example, from my point of view, of the danger of reckless driving, we will make sure there is a full investigation and we will make sure there are real consequences if something happened here that was illegal."

NBC New York reported that the woman was traveling north into the designated bicycle lane when a car parked in front of her, causing her to deviate.

While trying to avoid the car, Lyden swerved into traffic and was hit by the truck traveling in the same direction.

The 23-year-old woman, named by NBC New York as Madison Jane Lyden, rode a bicycle past Central Park on the Upper West Side of New York City at around 5 p.m. on Friday when she was beaten and killed

The 23-year-old woman, named by NBC New York as Madison Jane Lyden, rode a bicycle past Central Park on the Upper West Side of New York City at around 5 p.m. on Friday when she was beaten and killed

The 23-year-old woman, named by NBC New York as Madison Jane Lyden, rode a bicycle past Central Park on the Upper West Side of New York City at around 5 p.m. on Friday when she was beaten and killed

The driver of the car and the truck remained on the scene to give the NYPD officers their statements while the New York Police Collision Investigation Squad was investigating

The driver of the car and the truck remained on the scene to give the NYPD officers their statements while the New York Police Collision Investigation Squad was investigating

The driver of the car and the truck remained on the scene to give the NYPD officers their statements while the New York Police Collision Investigation Squad was investigating

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