Trooper Devin Gurney was outside his patrol car when a driver drifted across five lanes and struck his patrol car at full speed
By PoliceOne Staff
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A trooper who was critically injured Monday when
a driver fell asleep and struck his patrol car has been released from
Trooper Devin Gurney, 27, was conducting a traffic stop when the
driver of an SUV fell asleep, drifted across traffic and struck Gurney’s
car at full speed, KSL reported. He was originally transported to the hospital in critical condition with severe leg injuries, but no broken bones.
When he arrived at the hospital, Gurney’s injures were deemed
non-life-threatening and the hospital said he could be discharged as
early as Tuesday afternoon.
"I had the worst possibilities in mind when I went [to the
hospital]," Col. Michael Rapich told the publication. "And to have
everyone with non-life threatening injuries and be able to walk from
this, is really something that's remarkable, and we're grateful that's
Nearly half a dozen minor injuries were reported as a result of the three-car wreck. Charges against the SUV driver are pending.