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When You See What Happened to a State Trooper Who Stopped to Help a Motorist, You'll Agree He's Lucky to Be Alive

"It looks like he's going to make a full recovery."

Image source: Salt Lake Tribune

As a Utah state trooper was helping a driver of a car that had just skidded off the road, a harrowing video shows another car hydroplaning towards them — striking both the officer and the car involved in the original accident.

According to the St. George News, Officer David Schiers was talking to those inside of a white Ford car that had just hydroplaned off the road and into a cable barrier on Monday. Schiers was attempting to help get the occupants out of the vehicle as they could not get their car doors open when a black BMW slammed into them.

The horrific crash was all caught on Schiers' dash cam which can be seen below:

Schiers was pinned beneath the Ford, and the Cedar City Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to lift the vehicle off of the trooper. He was then transported to the hospital where he is reported to be in serious condition.

Schiers "suffered significant injuries, but it looks like he's going to make a full recovery," Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce told NBC News.

According to the St. George News, both accidents are under investigation, but heavy rainfall and pooling of water on the highway are believed to be what caused both incidents.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Esplin told the St. George News that no other injuries were reported from the crashes.

 

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