Rag doll

‘Dragged around like a rag doll’ | Cyclist still hospitalized after hit-and-run in April

It could be months before Zachary Rogers leaves the hospital. His family raises money for his medical bills as the police search for the driver.

SAN ANTONIO — A man was hit by a car and dragged down a block, and the driver took off without stopping.

San Antonio police want to find the person behind the wheel. Nearly a month later, the victim, Zachary Rogers is still in hospital. KENS 5 spoke with his sister, who is from Germany, and the victim’s mother, Nancy Rogers. Nancy said she was on the phone with her son on April 22 when he was beaten. He was biking in East Evergreen.

“I was talking to him and I heard, ‘oh shoot’, I just got hit,” his mother said. “But I didn’t hear any impact. I didn’t hear anything.”

She said the call was dropped, so she called back. However, her son never responded. Her sister Andrea Rogers said they dragged her brother.

“For someone not to know that someone is under you, that’s pretty sad,” her mother said. “They found him in a pool of blood.”

SAPD says Zachary was struck while riding his bicycle on E. Evergreen between N. Main and Ogden Street. The family said he was found on the road in Evergreen and McCullough. Police say the car that hit him was a white four-door BMW.

“The harder you try to hide, the harder you try to clean your car, it will be worse for you,” her sister said.

Since it happened nearly three weeks ago, the 31-year-old has been in hospital. The family said he had several external injuries. His mother and sister tell KENS 5 that he has surgery almost every other day.

“We need justice for my brother, it’s not right,” Andrea said. “Pay for what you have done.”

The family said doctors told them it could take months for Zachary to leave hospital. They hope the driver will come forward and raise money to cover Zachary’s medical bills.

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