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Sheriff’s Deputy Who Was Hit by Truck While Trying to Save His Wife Wakes up From 23-Day Coma
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Sheriff’s Deputy Who Was Hit by Truck While Trying to Save His Wife Wakes up From 23-Day Coma

"Lucas exemplifies what it means to simply be alive to the fullest," the GoFundMe shared.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 30, 2022. It has since been updated.

A Sheriff’s Deputy from Anderson County in Knoxville, Tennessee has woken up after he spent 23 days in a coma. Sheriff’s Deputy Lucas Shoffner is awake nearly a month after he and his wife Nicole Shoffner, were hit by a vehicle on August 1, 2022. The couple was trying to fix a chain on a miniature motorcycle when they were hit by a pickup truck, according to WATE.

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Nicole underwent a head CT and x-rays at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Lucas, however, had more serious wounds and was taken directly to the University of Tennessee Medical Center's intensive care unit. According to authorities, the vehicle that struck the Shoffners' was a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado which was being driven by an off-duty Campbell County Sheriff’s Office deputy named Raymond Surber. Lucas was in a coma ever since he was taken to the hospital, but is finally awake after almost losing his life.