Unlicensed driver still not arrested after injuring cyclist in Arcadia

ARCADIA, Fla. – An Arcadian man is still in a coma, two weeks after an unlicensed driver hit him.

Back on January 8, “Zay” Rodriguez was hit by a bullet while riding his bike on 761. Now, his family is frustrated that weeks later, the woman who hit him has yet to be arrested.

“At the moment, I don’t know if my son will live,” said Jose Rodriguez, Zay’s father. “He did very well. Very well and then this happened.”

Zay, who was blind in one eye before the accident, was cycling to work. The Florida Highway Patrol said Vanessa Davila hit him in the middle of the road while trying to pass him.

“We only live like three minutes on the road here. We did it right away,” he said.

Davila is driving her husband’s car, and doesn’t have a license yet. When Zay was flown by helicopter to the hospital, all she got on the scene was a piece of evidence.

“I mean I think this woman hit him, should have been locked up. She doesn’t have a driver’s license, doesn’t have a driver’s license, the car is in her husband’s name,” said Rodriguez.

On Wednesday we visited Davila, who said she had no intention of hitting Zay and that she was praying for his recovery. She also said she is going through the appropriate channels to get the license.

Meanwhile, Zay’s family is heartbroken.

“So far nothing has happened. As a parent, I feel helpless, like I can’t do anything. We are trying to get help.”

https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2022/02/02/driver-without-license-has-yet-to-be-arrested-after-injuring-bicyclist-in-arcadia/ Unlicensed driver still not arrested after injuring cyclist in Arcadia

Tom Vazquez

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