Woman Is Killed by Garbage Truck in Manhattan

A 58-year-old woman was walking her bicycle along the curb on 23rd Street, near Park Avenue, when a garbage truck pulling into traffic crushed her to death early Friday afternoon, the police said.

Passers-by captured the aftermath in pictures, and on Twitter, with the woman’s body still partially visible under the yellow truck. (The images are not graphic.)

A street vendor described the accident for The New York Post:

“He clipped her, and she just rolled and fell underneath the wheel,” said Greg Lamans, 43, who works as a street vendor near the accident scene. “Her legs ended up where her arms would be. Her legs were above her head.”

Police officials do not suspect criminality and have not yet identified the woman because her family has not been notified, according to a statement released late Friday.

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