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Brothers injured in hit-and-run walking home from Clark High School

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 10:57:04-04

Clark High School football player Ronald Scott and his brother D'Artagnan Scott were walking home near Arville and Sirius when a car hit them and kept going.

It happened Wednesday night as they were walking the few blocks between the school and their house. They say as they started walking through the crosswalk, a car sped around and ht them.

Their dad, Adam got a call and sprinted to the scene, when he discovered both of his sons had been hit.  "He looked dead," Adam says.

Luckily, they're both expected to recover.  D'Artagnan is now at home, but still injured.  Ronald was taken to UMC and has now been moved to a rehab center.

Ronald says he's grateful his team have been supportive and made visits to the hospital.  It's what's allowed him to stay positive.

"I'm not permanently disabled. I'm still alive, I can still talk I can still see," he says.

It's been difficult for their single dad, who doesn't have a car and has had to make multiple trips back and forth to look after both of his sons.  "I've just kept trucking through," Adam says.

Ronald's recovery could take 6 months to a year, but his teammates say when he's better, there will be a spot waiting for him.

Meanwhile, police arrested the alleged hit and run driver, 21-year-old Jose Salazar.  Salazar was booked into jail facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident.

Friends have also created a GoFundMe page to help the Scott Family.