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Florida paramedic killed in motorcycle accident

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm    

A 22-year-old firefighter and paramedic was killed last Thursday after his motorcycle struck the back wheel of a tractor on Highway 89.

The first responder was heading home after one of his EMS shifts, and was northbound on Highway 89. He was behind a tractor, being driven by a 45-year-old man, when the accident took place. The tractor, which was hauling a mower, was swaying in between the north lane, and the paved side road.

After the motorcycle accident occurred, the young motorcyclist was taken by helicopter to be treated for his life-threatening injuries. Shortly after arriving at the hospital he was pronounced dead. An investigation into the accident is underway, and charges against the tractor driver are pending at this time.

The motorcyclist is survived by his expecting wife, and a 14-month old daughter. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.