Director In Horrific Car Accident

Last updated : 18 March 2006 By Tom Kirk
It has come to light that Robert Dennerly, Argyle's vice-chairman, and his wife were involved in a head-on car collision while travelling home from the Pilgrim's trip to Wolverhampton on New Year's Eve.

The incident occurred on the A38 just south of Exeter, where a car turned onto the dual carriageway heading the wrong way. Dennerly, 58, and wife Cindy were in their car heading a convoy with the other Argyle Directors, including Damon Lenszner and chairman Paul Stapleton who both witness the dreadful scene. The cars collided at some speed, leaving both parties injured.

The 37-year-old driver of the other car, as yet unnamed, was rescued from the wreckage before it exploded into flames. Argyle fan Brian Sargent of Saltash and his son were the hereos, ripping apart the metal to free the driver. The pair were too returning from the Midlands after watching Argyle.

The driver from Bristol suffered a broken leg with multiple fractures. Fortunately, the Dennerly's escaped relatively unscathed, but were bruised and surely scared mentally. Mrs. Dennerly, 49, told the Western Morning News that they were both "very lucky to be alive" and went on to say how the front their Jaguar absorbed most of the impact and that was what saved them. Robert Dennerly praised quick-thinking fan Brian Sargent as "an absolute hero" for his life-saving actions.

We too would like to praise Brain and his son Daniel for their heroics and wish the Dennerly's a speedy recovery.