Father thanks LPD officer for saving son's life - FOX34 Lubbock

Father thanks LPD officer for saving son's life

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Chris Whisner recovering at UMC after wreck on I-27 Chris Whisner recovering at UMC after wreck on I-27


Chris Whisner is still recovering in the hospital after a roll-over on I-27.

The car completely flipped upside down and debris littered the street Tuesday afternoon. 

Chris' arm was pinned beneath the vehicle and needed amputation.

"The next thing I hear is that my son's arm is nearly severed, and he'd lost a lot of blood," his father Charlie said. 

Chris' wife, Shuree, also in the car at the time suffered only cuts to her face and head. Charlie, who works at FOX34, has seen many wrecks during his career but this one, he says, hit home hard.

"It's traumatic for everyone involved. You look at the wreck video and that car looks like somebody stepped on it, like a hot wheels car," he said.

He credits  LPD Officer Brody Goswick for giving his son a fighting chance.  Despite being off-duty at the time, he was first on the scene.


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"So without him, I don't know that my son would be here today, so I'm just so grateful, to Officer Brody Goswick, and further on, all the people who protect us in our community every day," Whisner said. 

After a witness flagged him down, he jumped into quick action.  Applying a tourniquet to Chris' arm that was badly bleeding. He stayed on the scene until EMS arrived. 

"There's definitely some guardian angels out there, and Officer Goswick is one of them," Charlie said.

Chris is expected to undergo his third surgery on Friday.  But dad says, he's doing well and in good hands.


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