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Utah Patrolman hurled in the air after being hit by a runaway car

Utah patrolman hurled in the air after being hit by runaway car

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KUTV) - A Utah High Patrolman was hospitalized after a sliding car hit him from behind in Sardine Canyon on Sunday.

Sergeant Cade Brenchley, a second generation trooper, was responding to multiple cars that had slid off the road in the canyon.

The trooper was walking toward a stranded white car when he was hit from behind by a black runaway car that was sliding.

When Benchley was hit, video shows him launched into the air before landing beside the white car.

Utah highway patrolman gets hit by car

On Tuesday, Brenchley spoke to the media for the first time since he was hit.

Brenchley suffered broken ribs and a broken scapula. He was transported to the Logan Regional Hospital.

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According to a Utah Department of Public Safety news release, this marks the 11th trooper hit on Utah roads this year.

"Our department is thankful to the multiple bystanders who came to the aid of Sgt. Brenchley after he was struck," the news release states. "The dash cam video shows many people on the scene who stopped to offer aid and called for help on his car radio. Some of the Cache Valley first responders included three of Sgt. Brenchley's cousins."

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