WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa Bay reported that Chris Jennings, a 33-year-old Sunstar paramedic, died in a motorcycle accident on July 8. According to the police, Jennings was riding his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle north on Keene Road when he collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban in the southbound lane waiting to turn left onto Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.
Jennings died from his injuries at Morton Plant Hospital shortly after the crash. The accident occurred at around 4:30 p.m., and the road was closed for about four hours after the crash.
“He was an outstanding employee,” said Rob Smith, the director of communications for Sunstar. “He loved being a part of EMS.”
Earlier this year, Jennings had been one of the first responders to the home of Ireland Nugent after she had just been accidentally run over by a lawnmower driven by her father, which was one of the Bay Area’s most high profile accidents.
“I can personally remember hearing the father screaming in the background which made tears well up in my eyes cause I can only imagine how he felt,” Jennings said of the incident.
It is so sad that someone who devoted his life to saving the lives of others lost his in such a tragic manner. That being said, anytime anyone’s motorcycle ride ends with death or serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, it is tragic, especially when it’s the result of someone else’s negligence.
If you or someone you love have been left to suffer because of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our national injury attorney may be able to help you bring the responsible party to justice and recover compensation for your injuries. For more information or a free consultation, call us today at (866) 377-3800.
[Tom’s Tips: Always pay attention to what is in front of you while operating a motorcycle, especially oncoming traffic.]
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