Friends 'praying for a miracle' as Raleigh cyclist clings to life
Posted October 20, 2016
Cary, N.C. — Anger, disbelief and frustration are just a few reactions from the Wake County cycling community following a hit-and-run crash Monday evening.
Lori Cove, 48, of Raleigh, and Ginny Davis, 55, of Cary, were hit when Christopher Moore ran into a group of four cyclists on High House Road near Bond Park in Cary.
Cove has been fighting for her life since the crash. On Thursday, Davis was listed in fair condition at WakeMed.
"We are all praying for a miracle," said Cove's friend Tammy Richards.
Richards met Cove at work more than 20 years ago.
"Every time I see her, I called her Wonder Woman because she does so many things. I just couldn't believe this all happened. I still can't," Richards said of Cove.
James Glenn, like Cove, is an accomplished triathlete who was hit by a car near Lake Gaston.
"If you look at the last two years, we have had a crazy amount of incidents of people getting hit," he said.
He said he suffered a concussion in his crash.
"Wham, it hit me. I went off the side. Dove head first into the hard red clay of August and tumbled over my bike," Glenn said. "It scared the dickens out of me, but it also made me be really aware every time I'm on my bike."
Moore is charged with two counts of felony hit and run in the Cary case, and was being held in the Wake County jail under a $100,000 bond.
Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom said he would consider upping Moore's bond only if prosecutors added charges, something that is likely if Cove dies.
Moore has a lengthy criminal record dating to 2000, including six convictions for driving while impaired and one each for driving with a revoked license and speeding to elude arrest.