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Father of recovering hit-and-run victim speaks about son's recovery

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ARRESTED: Floyd Scroggins, 55, of Shreveport. Charges pending against him are one count each of vehicular negligent injury, hit-and-run, obstruction of justice, driving with a suspended driver's license and having no insurance. (Source: SPD) ARRESTED: Floyd Scroggins, 55, of Shreveport. Charges pending against him are one count each of vehicular negligent injury, hit-and-run, obstruction of justice, driving with a suspended driver's license and having no insurance. (Source: SPD)
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport father opens up about the shock of hearing that a driver had hit his 8-year-old boy and just drove off from the scene.

Surveillance footage shows the moment a white SUV struck 8-year-old Roy Horton, Jr. as he tried to cross Hollywood Avenue late Thursday afternoon.

Shreveport Police arrested the alleged hit-and-run driver, 55-year-old Floyd Scroggins, at his home less than half a mile away, shortly after the crash. Scroggins now faces several charges, including negligent injury with a vehicle, hit and run, and driving without insurance. 

Roy Horton, Sr. confirms tonight that his little boy suffered a broken pelvis, a fractured rib and a serious cut on his forehead from the crash that sent him flying, possibly as much as 40-feet in the air. His father says 'Roy Junior' is talking again and on the mend.

"You wouldn't know how it feels until it happens to one of your kids, you feel me? I'm like, you hear about it every day on the news but, like, when it happens to your child you really open your eyes and you know, look at all that," said Horton, Sr.

"You wouldn't know how it feels until it happens to one of your kids, you feel me? I'm like, you hear about it every day on the news but, like, when it happens to your child you really open your eyes and you know, look at all that," said Horton, Sr.

Horton said he's grateful for all the interest shown on social media about how his son's condition.

"I have a lot of Facebook friends," Horton, Sr. said. So, I posted on Facebook man and I got a lot of love, you feel me?"

Horton told us he was home at the time of the accident and decided to walk down to Hollywood Avenue, two blocks away to see what was happening.

That's when he spotted his son lying on the road.

But Horton explained the full extent of his son's injuries weren't clear until he got to the Hospital. "He have two pelvic bone(s) broken, his ribs and he got to get stitches in his forehead," described Horton.

Horton sent us photos from the hospital as his son's condition slowly improves.

"He's just now realizing where he at. So, he see all the scars and stuff. He like, 'Dad?' I said, 'Yes, son, you was in, someone hit you.'  And he don't remember getting hit.  But he remember, you know, talking to me and all that afterwards," added Horton.

Roy Junior is expected to make a full recovery. 

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