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Motorcyclist speaks out after being run over by a texting driver

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Lafayette, La-

Blake Comeaux, who was thrown from his motorcycle on Friday, is now recovering in Lafayette General.

"I was on my way home, and the next thing I knew, I didn't know nothing," Comeaux said.

He said he woke up in the hospital with no memory of being hit by a truck, but he does know it was driven by a friend. 

Comeaux tells KATC the woman behind the wheel was texting and driving when she ran into his motorcycle. 

He said feels strongly about texting and driving, and doesn't want to see anyone suffer the way he has. 

"I think its very important because a life could have been lost. Not only the fact that I was injured in the accident, but if she would have hit the school bus dead on, things could have been a lot worse," Comeaux said. 

"You wouldn't give a legally blind person a license. and for that moment when you're texting and driving, you're legally blind," Comeaux said. 

He now makes a plea for people to put phones down and focus on the road. 

"I just say when it comes to that phone, forget about it. It can always wait; it's never that important."

"I just think it's unnecessary to have another distraction behind the wheel, as many as we already have"

Comeaux sustained major injuries, breaking his pelvis and injuring his lower spine. He fears what's to come because he is unable to work or take care of his two children. 

"If I get any type of settlement from it, I believe I am going to put a lot towards a program to start to get people to put the phones down while driving," Comeaux said.

If you would like to help Comeaux and his family in his recovery, click here

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