Deputy pushed his wife away from the collision and saved her, but he was not that lucky

Unexpected things always happen in life. You can never anticipate what will occur on any given day.  A young couple were standing by the side of the road when an automobile came straight for them.

At that time, the quick-response husband saved his wife’s life by pushing her out of the road. He, however, was not so fortunate.

On August 1, Raymond Surber, age 31, was driving his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado while off-duty when he collided with a young couple standing by the side of the road. When Surber hit, ACSO Reserve Deputies Lucas and his wife, Nicole Shoffner, were attempting to fix a dirt bike on the side of the road.

The collision happened at around 11:17 p.m. Both the husband and the wife were hurt in the collision, although Lucas’ wounds were more serious.

By pushing his wife to the side, Lucas received more severe injuries, according to Matt Fagiana, a representative of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Lucas, according to Fagiana, bravely intervened to save the life of his wife.

Nicole underwent a head CT and x-rays after being taken to Fort Sanders. While Lucas had significant brain injuries and was treated at the UT Medical Center’s Transplant Intensive Care Unit. Lucas was put into a coma that was artificially caused. Later, he began to be weaned off the paralytic while being maintained under anesthesia.

Lucas eventually came out of his 23-day coma and was deemed by medical professionals to be making progress toward recovery. According to reports, Lucas will now travel to an Atlanta treatment center to complete his recuperation.

Lucas was injured severely as a result of pushing his wife out of the path to save her life. True love is one that transforms a person into a selfless being.