Taunton football fixtures secretary Tony Good's air ambulance donation after horror crash (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Taunton football fixtures secretary Tony Good's air ambulance donation after horror crash
6:30am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
THE fixtures secretary of the Taunton and District Saturday Football League has handed over £250 to an air ambulance charity as a thankyou for saving his life.
The County Gazette reported in January how Tony Good was hit by a lorry while crossing the road in Bridgwater.
He spent several days in Fren-chay Hospital in Bristol after being airlifted from the scene with serious head injuries and two broken legs.
His recovery since then has been slow and steady, as his wife, Rita, explained.
She said: “He’s still having to come to terms with the loss of sight in his left eye, but his walking is much, much better.
“He’s having regular physiotherapy and he’s able to walk with a stick.
“He can also walk up the stairs very slowly, so there’s progress.”
Rita said the past few months had been frustrating for Tony and his family, but they were all ext-remely grateful for the help of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance which flew him to Frenchay after the accident.
Rita said: “They were absolutely fantastic – they saved his life because of the speed they arrived.
Rita was also full of praise for the police officers who helped after the accident.
She said: “I have to credit the police – they were really good. They took me all the way to Fren-chay.”
Seven months on, Tony, who lives in Bridgwater, still has no recollection of the accident.
Rita said: “He can’t remember his whole time in Frenchay and he was there for about a week.
“All he can remember is being taken from Frenchay to Musgrove.”
Money raised from the Rowbarton Cup – a charity football competition involving teams from Taunton and the surrounding areas – has this year been split between the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and Milton House care home in Bridgwater, which looked after Tony after the accident.
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