Dozens remember bicyclist killed in crash in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of people came together Tuesday night to remember a bicyclist killed in east Charlotte.

Alfred Gorman, 73, was riding his bike at the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and Hawthorne Lane late Sunday morning. An accident nearby sent a vehicle careening toward Gorman and hit him.

A ghost bike now sits near the accident site in honor of Gorman.

The intersection where the accident happened is widely known to be dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists -- because of its narrow sidewalks, lack of bike lanes and busy traffic.

An artist lost his leg after a crash on the same street just months ago.

In June, police say a drunk driver hit Joe Burruso while he was riding his bicycle on Parkwood Avenue. Doctors had to amputate his left leg.

Burruso thinks lowering the speed limit could keep more people safe.

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