LOGAN, Utah (KTVX) — On Sunday, Sgt. Cade Brenchley was in Sardine Canyon helping drivers who had slid off the road when he was struck by a vehicle from behind.
The trooper’s dash cam was rolling the moment it happened.
“When you see the video…it’s pretty impressive. I think it’s important when you watch you remember this man is still alive,” Sgt. Brenchley’s doctor, Dr. Allen Anderson, said.
Dr. Anderson said the trooper suffered broken ribs and a broken scapula.
The video released by the Department of Public Safety is shocking.
Sgt. Brenchley flies through the air after he is slammed by a car coming behind him. Immediately after he was hit the video shows many people on the scene who stopped to help the trooper.
“It’s amazing what happened from the public… amazing how many people stepped up at this point and tried to help,” Lt. Lee Perry with Utah Highway Patrol said.
When Sgt. Brenchly came to, Lt. Perry said he instructed a man trying to help him to go radio for help.
“Copy…anyone on?” the man says.
“Who you looking for?” a trooper responds
“I need an ambulance… one of your officers has been hit by a car. Mile marker 215, Sardine Canyon,” he tells the other trooper.
“10-4” the trooper says, then calls for help.