Update: UHP trooper recovering after being struck by car in Sardine Canyon

Several injury accidents occurred in Sardine Canyon following heavy snowfall Sunday, March 25, 2018. A UHP trooper checking on people involved in crashes was outside his patrol car and was struck by a motorist just after 5 p.m. Photo courtesy: UHP

CACHE COUNTY, Utah, March 25, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was injured when he was hit by a car in Sardine Canyon on Sunday afternoon.

A news release from UHP said the trooper, later identified as Sgt. Cade Brenchley, was outside his vehicle checking on one of several injury accidents in the canyon following heavy snowfall and was struck by a motorist just after 5 p.m.

UHP Lt. Lee Perry said Brenchley was thrown approximately 15 to 20 feet into a stopped car when he was hit.

Sgt. Brenchley was briefly knocked unconscious, Perry said, and he had several broken ribs and a broken shoulder blade, but none of his injuries were life-threatening.

He was transported to an area hospital, and was reported to be doing well.

Sardine Canyon (US 89/91) was closed in both directions at mile post 14, five miles from Logan, as a result of the string of accidents, and drivers were urged to use alternate routes.

The canyon was reopened a few hours later, after the road was cleared.

As well as Utah Higway Patrol, Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Cache County Fire also responded to the crashes.

Road conditions in the canyon are still hazardous, and drivers are being advised to slow down and use a different route if possible.


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