Chris Osborne, the spotter for Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team, was involved in a serious automobile accident last weekend.
Osborne took to Twitter to express his thanks to all fans, friends and fellow NASCAR competitors who have wished him and his family well. Both Osborne and his wife suffered very serious injuries that will require lengthy recoveries.
All of us at FoxSports.com would like to wish Osborne and his family the best during this difficult time.
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Never take tomorrow for granted, I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Holiday Season!👍🏼 THANK YOU ALL!!!— Chris Osborne (@crazy_spotter) December 22, 2015
Round 2. Lord, PLEASE continue to keep your Healing hands on me and my Family as we fight so hard to make through this uphill battle! 🙏🏻🙏🏻👉🏾— Chris Osborne (@crazy_spotter) December 22, 2015
Osborne's son, Austin, also suffered injuries in the accident but was treated at a hospital and released. He posted a picture of the family car after the accident on Instagram, along with some details about it from his perspective.
Can't believe we're even alive, but definitely can't figure out how I'm already out of the hospital and walking around just fine.. We were coming home from Charlotte and were about 5 minutes from home when a drunk driver came flying around a curve and drove straight in to our lane. Dad was driving and almost got his leg completely taken off, but after hours of surgery the doctors were able to piece it back together. I was in the passenger seat and escaped with just a broken nose, missing tooth, a concussion, and some liver damage but I will be fine. Mom was in the backseat and unfortunately wasn't wearing her seat belt. She broke the back of my seat and flew over me and ended up between the dash and windshield, suffering a broken pelvis on 2 places, destroyed her elbow, a broken hip, and a broken shoulder along with some other severe damages. She has been taken off her ventilator and was able to get out of ICU, so she is recovering. Huge thank you to everyone for all the texts and calls. I understand that not everyone that drinks drives under the influence, but this is why I always have and always will be so against drinking. Nothing good ever comes out of it, and now a innocent family will be suffering for months to come..
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