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Friends 'praying for a miracle' as Raleigh cyclist clings to life

Posted October 20

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— 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.

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  • Bryan Jeffries Oct 21, 6:48 p.m.
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    Nah. You're just hypersensitive.

  • Aiden Audric Oct 21, 6:40 p.m.
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    "He" is a human secularist extending good thoughts to those affected and to those who are helping.

    A non-theist doesn't automatically mean 'troll'. If my beliefs are different from yours and you want to denigrate me and them, knock yourself out. I came here to extend a human gesture of kindness. You came here to tear down that message of hope and humanity.

  • Tron Carter Oct 21, 5:01 p.m.
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    I'll refer you to my last comment. He's trolling.

  • Tron Carter Oct 21, 5:00 p.m.
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    Giving thanks to "scientists" after reading the headline and article is mocking those who say they're praying (to whatever God they might be praying to) for her recovery. He specifically chose that term because it's 100% contradictory to religion. Trolling.

  • Rod Runner Oct 21, 12:29 p.m.
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    We have got to keep these people that were born here and are legal citizens off the streets. They are making it unsafe for everyone.

  • Rod Runner Oct 21, 12:28 p.m.
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    Only a person certified in CPR should be administering it. I doubt a person with 6 DUI convictions has taken the time to learn CPR.

  • Barney Gravel Oct 21, 10:50 a.m.
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    One of the greatest things that is unfair in life is when a productive, vivacious person is cut down by a member of society who has little regard for himself and others. Prayers to Linda and her family.

  • Bryan Jeffries Oct 21, 10:07 a.m.
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    It's not mocking. It's concern. You're reading way too much into that.

  • Jamie France Oct 21, 10:02 a.m.
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    Hardly mocking. He is simply giving a different view point. He didn't say there was anything wrong with your praying. He gave his thanks to the doctors and scientists. Do you not feel that they deserve thanks as well?

  • Tron Carter Oct 21, 9:36 a.m.
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    Mocking the title of the article and the friends and family of this poor woman who are praying for her recovery is trolling.

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