Adam & Glenda Budworth

13/03/2013

Jersey Rugby Club has been shocked to learn of a terrible accident on Monday involving the club's Honorary Treasurer, Adam Budworth, and his wife Glenda.

The couple were hit by a tree on the Railway Walk as they returned to their home in St Brelade during the blizzard conditions that hit the Island earlier this week.

After being trapped under the tree, the couple managed to extricate themselves and phone for help before being treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Jersey General Hospital. Both have suffered fractured vertebrae, and Adam is set to be transferred to a UK hospital for spinal surgery later this week. He also has two broken toes, while his wife suffered a double fracture to her lower left leg.

Adam is a member of the Executive Committee at JRFC, while Glenda is a regular attendee at games and helps count gate takings for home games.

"It was a real shock to hear this news - we don't know whether to curse their bad luck over what happened, or be thankful that the consequences weren't even worse," said JRFC Chairman Bill Dempsey.

"We were pleased to find Adam and Glenda in good spirits during a visit to the hospital yesterday, and certainly the thoughts of everyone at the club are with them both as they begin what we hope will be a full recovery."

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