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Web-site for injured trooper Andrew Steen

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The trooper injured in Wednesday's chase remains in critical condition.  And today we've learned more about the events that put him in the hospital.

Trooper Andrew Steen, an eight-year-veteran of the highway patrol suffered injuries during the car chase.

Steen stopped a 25-year-old woman who allegedly struck the trooper with her car.

KSFY News has been following the officers progress.

Trooper Steen had brain surgery yesterday. According to a web site set up on his behalf, his family says he's doing ok but he's still in critical condition.

The family set up the web site to keep his many well-wishers informed as to how he's doing.

Officers put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. Now an outpouring of support for an officer injured in the line of duty.

Trooper Steen suffered critical head injuries and a broken ankle during the chase.

CaringBridge.org is a charity which offers free web sites to people who are hospitalized with serious injuries.

Trooper Steen and his fiance Kristen along with his parents Dan and Tricia are using the web site to keep well-wishers throughout the city updated his condition.

Nearly 14,000 people have visited the web site already to check in on the injured officer.

A recent post says Steen is doing the same today as yesterday.

The post goes on to read doctors tell the family the first 72 hours are the most critical for brain swelling.

They say he is being well taken care of and the family express their gratitude for all of the food, flowers, prayers and messages sent.

While Steen continues his recovery, a recent post mentions some familiar friends paid him a visit.

Today, Andrew's squad from the highway patrol sent a bouquet of roses. It contains 4 white roses in the middle to signify Andrew, Kristen, Dan and Tricia

And is surrounded by red roses signifying his colleagues. We very much feel surrounded by all of you and your prayers. Keep the prayers coming.

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