Dashcam captures officer’s brush with death on snowy highway (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Dashcam captures officer’s brush with death on snowy highway (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A dashboard camera caught a Utah Highway Patrol officer go airborne after he was struck from behind by a sliding vehicle on a snowy highway.

Sergeant Cade Brenchley was responding to multiple “slide-offs” in Sardine Canyon on Sunday, according to police, when he was struck by an out of control car that veered off the snow-covered highway.

The distressing footage shows Brenchley as he makes his way to help a vehicle that slid off the road, when an out-of-control second car strikes him from behind. The impact of the crash (at about 1:15 in the video below) sent the officer flying in the air before he came crashing down on the vehicle he was walking towards.

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Brenchley was transported to Logan Regional Hospital, where he was treated for broken ribs and a broken scapula.

"It's miraculous, though, that this is all I have, considering what we saw [on the video]," Brenchley said during a news conference at the hospital, where he is still recovering.

"When I watched the video, I had no idea that it was that hard," he said. "And yeah, I flew."

The Utah Department of Public Safety released the footage on Tuesday as a warning to drivers to “slow down and move over” when driving in treacherous weather. The driver of the vehicle, a college-aged woman, has apologized and visited Brenchley at the hospital, who said she’s “not to be vilified.”

"She did make a mistake, and I think she's learned from it," he said.

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