DPS trooper struck by vehicle on I-45 in stable condition after undergoing multiple surgeries
CORSICANA, TEXAS (KWTX) - Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Curtis Putz remains hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing multiple surgical procedures on his legs, hip and arms over the past few days, the DPS Officers Association said Friday.
Putz was critically injured after he was struck by a driver while assisting during an accident on I-45 in Richland, Texas on Jan. 31.
Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said during a news conference that the driver who struck the trooper lost control of the vehicle because the motorist was driving too fast for conditions that morning.
“(Trooper Putz) is breathing independently, is alert and is speaking with his family. Trooper Putz’s condition continues to improve daily, however he faces a long recovery ahead. We ask for your continued thoughts and prayers for him and his family,” the DPS Officers Association further said.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of the injured trooper. If you would like to donate money, click here.
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