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Two deputies injured in I-74 crash

The officers are being treated at UC Medical Center. (FOX19 NOW) The officers are being treated at UC Medical Center. (FOX19 NOW)
The patrol cars being towed from the scene. (FOX19 NOW) The patrol cars being towed from the scene. (FOX19 NOW)
WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy is fortunate to be in fair condition after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

A car lost control and struck Deputy Kevin Statzer and Deputy Larry Henderson as they investigated a separate crash on the westbound I-74 ramp to I-275.

Statzer was thrown six to eight feet in the air and lost consciousness at the scene, according to spokesperson Mike Robison. Henderson suffered minor injuries and is recovering.

After weather conditions grounded a medical helicopter, an ambulance rushed Statzer to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Medical staff tested his vital signs and determined he would recover.

“We're thrilled to report that it does not look like this is life-threatening," Robison told media outside UC Medical Center.  "About an hour and a half ago we thought we were dealing with a very, very different situation."

Robison said Statzer, a 30-year veteran of the department, was heading into surgery Tuesday afternoon for a broken tibia. 

Henderson has been with the department for 20 years and is being treated for minor injuries at UC.

This is the second time Deputy Statzer has been injured on the job. In 2010 he suffered severe cuts to his face and arms after a suspect pushed him through a plate glass window. 

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