That Time Of Year Again

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If it wasn’t that time of year, it would be another time of year, and if it wasn’t another time of year, it would be this time of year. With that said, we at the Barrow Evening Mail are moving forward into that time of year with a slightly raised level of Barrovian stupidity that has come about because it is ‘That time of year, again’.

When snow started falling across the county, Stuart O Commelly, 25, wasn’t in the right frame of mind. Stuart had recently moved back up from the south and was so excited that he ran out of his house and jumped into the first snow flurry of the season.


Stuart, 32, ex Pinball Wizard and Bally Table King damaged his spine, broke both of his legs, cracked several ribs and smashed both wrists when he landed upside down on the pavement against a parked car and a child’s bike. After being rushed to hospital and after progressing through A&E, Theatre and eventually onto the ward, we managed to catch up with Stuart while he was beginning his long convalescence on Ward 17 of Furness General Hospital.

Stuart told our Reporter, “The moment just took hold, I saw the snow and went for it, before I knew it I had damaged my spine, broke both of my legs, cracked several ribs and smashed both wrists when I landed upside down on the pavement against the parked car and the child’s bike. After being rushed to hospital and after I had progressed through A&E, Theatre and eventually onto the ward, I’m just managing to catch up with you guys.”

Our Reporter went to the scene of the accident where Stuart’s wife, Katrina, 22, was still in some level of shock. Katrina told us, “The moment just took hold of him, he saw the snow and went for it, before I knew it he had damaged his spine, broke both of his legs, cracked several ribs and smashed both wrists when he landed upside down on the pavement against the parked car and the child’s bike. After being rushed to hospital and after he had progressed through A&E, Theatre and eventually onto the ward, he’s just managed to catch up with you guys.” She added, “Its just one of those stories that would never be repeated.”

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