• Fellow riders show support for cyclist hospitalized in hit-and-run


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a heart-warming show of support, nearly 100 bicyclists rode to Carolinas Medical Center Tuesday night to show support for an avid cyclist in the hospital after a hit-and-run crash.

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    The cyclists rode up one of the parking decks so David Spranger could see them from his hospital window.

    Spranger was riding his bike last week when police said he was hit by a mini-van along Central Avenue. Some of the cyclists told Channel 9 the ride was to encourage him to get better.

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    “He usually rides a couple hours a day every day, rain or shine. So for a cyclist to be inside cooped up not being able to ride is really a hard thing,” said Pamela Murray.

    Spranger said he doesn't remember the crash.

    Police arrested Jose Luis Rivera Monday and he made his first court appearance Tuesday, where he was told not to contact Spranger.

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