Tony loses his remaining leg

By REN LANZON

WHAT were the odds it would happen again, Tony Montgomery's wife, Leanne, asked ??but it did.

Twenty-two years after Tony lost his left leg in a vehicle accident in Beecher, he lost his other leg following a single-truck accident near the Comalco Alumina Refinery.

In late May Tony, 42, was flung through the windscreen when the truck he was driving left the road and hit a ditch. When Tony is released from Gladstone Hospital, he will be in a wheelchair.

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School ? which the Montgomerys' two sons, Lucas, 7, and Riley, 5, attend ? was quick to come to the family's aid.

This week members of the school community were collecting money to revamp the Montgomerys' house and offering to set up working bees to make the home wheelchair accessible.

The school's deputy principal, Nic Constable, sent a letter to the parents and friends of St John's school calling for assistance for the family.

Anyone wanting to offer assistance is urged to phone Jeff Hopkins on 0419 762 937 or Jenny Whiffen on 4979 4510.



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