MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A memorial bike ride held Saturday afternoon honored a man who was killed after being hit by a van two weeks ago.
Charles Lord, 65, had just checked out a Nice Ride bike when a van jumped the sidewalk and hit him in Minneapolis.READ MORE: Police Response Prompts Closure Of I-694 In The North Metro
Lord was then dragged a short distance.
Witnesses say the van stopped after hitting a building before the driver, 32-year-old Eric Lee, fled the scene.
Dozens showed up for the ride in support of Lord despite not knowing him.READ MORE: Calling North Mpls. A ‘War Zone,’ 26 Residents Send Open Letter To Gov. Requesting State Troopers Or Nat’l Guard
They hoped to show support for his family and friends going through this tough time.
“We’re all part of a community, and so my understanding is that right when he was hit there were a lot of people from the neighborhood that came forward and were trying to help him. The north side is a strong community and people come together,” Ethan Fawley of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition said.
Lord was a postal service mail handler.
He often used Nice Ride to commute to and from his job.MORE NEWS: Spit On Cops And Get Charged In Hennepin County? Depends On Whether You Avoid Their Faces
Lord also volunteered at North Memorial Medical Center.