Councillor who was squashed against house making good progress

George Lamb, who was seriously injured after being involved in a freak accident back in June
George Lamb, who was seriously injured after being involved in a freak accident back in June

A popular parish councillor who was seriously injured in a freak accident outside his home is out of hospital and progressing well.

George Lamb, 73, required operations on his legs and face after being ‘squashed’ against his house by his own car, after another vehicle had careered into it.

Mr Lamb, of Oxford Road, Stone, was knocked unconscious in the incident, which happened in June.

He was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and after more than five months in hospital he returned home in early December.

Mr Lamb, who sits on Stone parish council, said: “I don’t remember anything at all about the accident.

“Before it happened, I remember taking my wife Joan to the train station and after doing some stuff in town I was unloading the car when I was hit.

“It happened in June and I don’t remember anything then until October when I was semi-conscious in hospital.

“My left leg has been mended although I do still have a bit of arthritis in my other leg and some double vision from the accident.”

Mr Lamb has spent most of his time resting at home since being discharged from hospital, although he did walk from his home to the sports pavilion in the village, about half a mile away, a few weeks ago.

He said: “I had to walk very slowly because I didn’t want to burn myself out but I did it and when I got there I got a round of applause and a cup of tea.

“There is nothing like an accident for sympathy.”

Mr Lamb also praised fellow Stone resident and friend Chloe Lambert for keeping friends informed of his progress.

He said: “I think Chloe had 41 people to circulate updates to and she helped with organising a rota of visitors.

“I am still taking things fairly easily but I did recently go to a meeting of the village historical society.”

Mr Lamb is now retired, but he said he hopes to go back to doing his voluntary work at an antiques centre in Oxford, where he helped out a couple of days a week before the accident.

Kevin Cook, 53, of Linns View, Harelaw, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, has been charged with one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

He appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on December 22 for a preliminary hearing but did not enter a plea.

He is scheduled to reappear at the court on March 30.