Scott Trotter, a spokesman for the LDS Church, released the following statement:
"Elder Taylor Romney, age 21 from Rexburg, Idaho, serving in the Virginia Richmond Mission, was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Midlothian, Va., a suburb of Richmond on Jan. 6, 2010. He was riding in a car with three other missionaries when their vehicle was hit by another driver. Elder Romney underwent emergency surgery and is expected to recover from his injuries. The other three missionaries sustained minor injuries."