Morrisville man arrested for 18th time, charged with seriously injuring 2 cyclists

Christopher Moore (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Two cyclists were hit by an SUV Monday evening in Cary and a Morrisville driver has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, Town of Cary officials said.

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Christopher Moore, 33, of Page Street in Morrisville faces two charges of felony hit-and-run.

According to officials, the incident occurred just after 6:45 p.m. on High House Road when emergency crews responded to a call of a hit-and-run.

Laura "Lori" Cove (Town of Cary)
Laura “Lori” Cove (Town of Cary)

Based on evidence and eyewitness reports, four adult cyclists were traveling on High House Road in the direction of Old Apex Road when an SUV heading in the same direction ran over two of the cyclists. The two were near the entrance to Bond Park when they were hit, according to a witness in a 911 call released by authorities.

The caller reported one cyclist appeared to have briefly lost consciousness and the other had an injured leg.

“One person’s leg is pretty smashed up,” the caller said. “I mean, like, very smashed.”

In another 911 call, the caller tells a dispatcher that they saw a man with a bike in his windshield.

“A guy just came in my neighborhood with a bicycle stuck to his windshield,” the caller said.

The dispatcher asks if the bicycle was stuck on the car.

“Yeah, and now it’s stuck at the bottom of our cul-de-sac. And he threw it out and I said, ‘Is everything okay?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ And then took off,” the caller responded.

Virginia Davis, 55, of Cary and Laura “Lori” Cove, 48, of Raleigh were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The other two cyclists were not injured.

Moore is being held at the Wake County Public Safety Center. His charges carry a total penalty of up to four years in prison, officials said.

According to arrest records, this is Moore’s 18th arrest. He is being held under a $100,000 secured bond and is expected be make a first appearance in court on Wednesday.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should call the Town of Cary Police at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential at the caller’s request.

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