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Man with cerebral palsy searches for driver who struck him

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Jeanerette, La. -

The Jeanerette community is helping a man with cerebral palsy raise money for a new tricycle after he was struck during a hit and run early Saturday morning.

Chad Leblanc was going home after a night with friends when someone struck him and his trike on Main Street before fleeing the scene.

"It's bad enough for anyone to hit and run, but to leave a handicap person face down in the street in the concrete at one o'clock in the morning and then just drive off, that's just unthinkable," explained LeBlanc's brother-in-law, Peter Trimble 

When LeBlanc was struck, he traveled roughly 40 feet, landing face down in the concrete. 

Leblanc's trike was outfitted with blinkers and reflectors, and he was wearing a helmet, which he says saved his life.

LeBlanc says the trike is his life, and he rides it almost five miles every day.

The family also wants the person who hit LeBlanc to surrender to police.

"I don't know if he left because he was scared or because he had been drinking, or what it was, but he's not high or drunk anymore, so he needs to turn himself in," explained Trimble 

If you'd like to help, click here.

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