Cary hit-and-run victim not expected to survive, officials say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 48-year-old cyclist who was injured in a hit-and-run Monday evening is on life support and not expected to survive, officials said.

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

Virginia Davis, 55, of Cary and Laura “Lori” Cove, 48, of Raleigh were hit while riding on on High House Road around 6:45 p.m.

Christopher Moore in court Wednesday.
Christopher Moore in court Wednesday.

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

In court Wednesday, the prosecutor said Cove is on life support and not expected to survive. Cover works as the Town of Cary transportation director.

Davis was injured and underwent surgery Tuesday. She is expected to recover.

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.

The other two cyclists were not injured.

According to arrest records, this is Moore’s 18th arrest. He is being held under a $100,000 secured bond.

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