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Summit County Deputy Seriously Injured In Colorado Car Crash

A Summit County deputy was severely injured last week when he was struck by a car racing down a roadway in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The County Sheriff’s Office reports that Deputy Greg Young was transferred to a Utah hospital Wednesday.   

Sheriff’s Lt Andrew Wright said that Deputy Young, who works in the jail, was on vacation with his family last Thursday, July 1st.     He was making a left-hand turn out of a hotel parking lot.   Two vehicles were allegedly street racing on the road, and Deputy Young was “T-boned,” one of the vehicles hitting him directly in the side.

He was placed in intensive care.  Lt. Wright said he is making progress and recovery will be a long road ahead.

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police arranged for Deputy Young to be transferred back to Utah.    They also organized a website, called Help a Hero, to aid with medical expenses.    Lt. Wright said as of mid-Wednesday it has raised $11,000 in donation.

Deputy Young joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2013 but was in law enforcement for several years before that.

Lt. Wright said they’ve heard from Colorado law enforcement that street racing has been a serious problem in that area of Colorado Springs, and investigating the incident will be a top priority for police officers and the prosecuting attorney’s office.    

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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