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SARDINE CANYON, Utah -- A Utah Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being struck by a vehicle during a snowstorm in Sardine Canyon in northern Utah on Sunday, KSTU reports.

The Utah Department of Public Safety released dash cam video of Sgt. Cade Brenchley, a second-generation trooper and 13-year veteran, being struck by a vehicle.

On Tuesday, he spoke for the first time since being hit.

Brenchley was responding to multiple slide-offs in the canyon when the vehicle hit him from behind.

The husband and father of four suffered broken ribs and a broken scapula and is expected to recover.

"Our department is thankful to the multiple bystanders who came to the aide of Sgt. Brenchley after he was struck," the Utah Department of Public Safety said.

The dash camera video shows many of those who stopped to help Brenchley including some of his cousins who are Cache Valley first responders.

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