Gofundme page created to help injured Montana Highway Patrol trooper
A gofundme.com page has been created to raise money to help the Montana Highway Patrol trooper severely injured Feb. 16 after being hit near Eureka by a pickup truck driven by a man wanted by law enforcement for a parole violation.
Injuries for 36-year-old Lewis Johnson include a punctured lung, damaged liver, head injury, broken ribs, broken arm, broken leg and severe spinal trauma, friends said.
Doctors anticipate recovery to be long and difficult, the GoFundMe page, at https://bit.ly/3lYT75C, states, adding the money raised will help Johnson and his family with the enormous expenses associated with his recovery.
More than $160,000 had been raised as of Tuesday afternoon.
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He was injured after being run over by a vehicle during a pursuit on Highway 37 in Lincoln County, about 10 miles southwest of Eureka.
Johnson was run over by the suspect vehicle, according to a press release from the Montana Highway Patrol. All individuals in the suspect vehicle were apprehended, the release said.
He was in stable condition and flown to Logan Health in Kalispell by air ambulance.
Johnson was born in 1987 in Chester. In 2014 Lewis and his