He was transferred Tuesday to a Salt Lake City area hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, Sgt.
CEDAR CITY, Utah – A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured after a vehicle struck him Monday July 6, The Independent reported.
Police are investigating whether Millar may have come in contact with or been cut off by a semitrailer that had merged into the left lane where Millar was riding, according to UHP.
Esplin said the trooper suffered several broken ribs but didn’t have any other broken bones and expected to make a full recovery.
Jimmy Roden, the trooper had responded to reports of a crash involving a Ford passenger vehicle that hydroplaned and collided with the cable barriers alongside the freeway near milepost 58 northbound. The impact pushed the Ford sedan on top of the trooper.
Paramedics arrived just moments later and used the “Jaws of Life” to lift the vehicle within a couple of minutes.
The trooper was transported via ambulance to Valley View Medical Center with apparent serious injuries.
The Cedar City Police Department is investigating both crashes. At the time, heavy rainfall and pooling of water on I-15 are believed to be the major contributors to the crashes.
Troopers made 3,344 traffic stops and 45 arrests; issued 2,096 speeding citations.