CARENCRO, La. (KLFY)– The family of Eldridge “T-Red” Breaux, the Carencro cyclist in critical condition after a hit-and-run incident over the weekend, wants justice.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m., on I-49 Frontage Road, just south of Francois Drive in Carencro. A motorist discovered the cyclist Saturday morning.
Michelle Breaux, the victim’s mother, said her 41-year-old son has not opened his eyes and has trauma to his head.
“Right now, we just need to know if this person is getting arrested for a hit-and-run,” Michelle Breaux said. “The person that did this. There’s no arrest, and we want to know why.”
She recalls getting a call from her nephew about her son.
“He said ‘Did T Red leave on that yellow bike?’ I said ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Well, you need to get here as soon as possible because that T Red’s bike on the side of the road’,” Breaux told News 10.
It is difficult for the family as Eldridge Breaux is still in critical condition at the hospital.
“We just want him back,” his mother said. “There’s no response from him. We want him back with us. Right now, [doctors] they’re not sure. He still never opened his eyes. He does have a bad trauma to the head.”
Michelle Breaux said she and her family want questions answered about why the driver has not been arrested for a hit and run.
“I want to know why you left the scene,” she said. “If you hit something, you should stop and see what you hit. You don’t leave and go somewhere else to dial 911. You should stay there and see and look for him. Look for what you hit. That’s what we want to know. Why did you hit and leave the scene?”
Carencro Police Chief David Anderson said authorities have located the person driving the vehicle in the incident. The identity of the driver has not been released yet.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be shared as it becomes available.
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