Utah trooper 'very lucky' to be alive after accident

Trooper Rachael Zubal was struck as she stepped out of her patrol car at an accident scene


By Paul Koepp
Deseret News

SUNSET, Utah — When Rachael Zubal joined the Utah Highway Patrol 3 1/2 years ago, she was "scared to death" of the freeway.

She was worried in particular about being "trunked," UHP lingo for being struck from behind while on the side of the road.

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