Bicyclist faces deportation after crash in Keys, reports say

A bicyclist who was struck by a pickup in the Keys in April now faces deportation, accoridng to reports. 

The crash took place as the pickup was traveling northbound on U.S.-1 at mile marker 4.5 when it approached a three-way intersection at Macdonald Avenue,  the Florida Highway Patrol reports said. 

The bicyclist, Marcos Antonio Huete, 31, of Honduras, attempted to cross in front of the pickup and "darted out" in front of the vehicle, FHP said.

When the crash took place Huete was asked of he spoke English and if he was a citizen by a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, according to body camera video. 

The right front of pickup struck the right rear tire of  bicycle causing Huete to fall onto the sidewalk.

"I’m a nervous wreck, but I’m OK,” the driver of the pickup said after the crash. "He just pulled out right in front of me. And I tried to stop but I couldn’t."

The driver said when she saw the cyclist he was "half dead" and screaming.

The cyclist was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center and was later released.

The estimated bicycle damage is $200, FHP said. 

Huete was cited for the crash and has been in police custody ever since. His family is now questioning the way law enforcement handled the situation. 

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