Clearwater, Florida -- 10 News has learned that a 33-year-old Sunstar Paramedic who was killed in a Clearwater crash Monday was one of the first responders tohelp Ireland Nugent after the toddler's lawnmower accident.
Clearwater Police say Christopher Jennings died when he crashed his motorcycle into the side of a woman's Chevy Suburban on Gulf to Bay Boulevard on Monday afternoon.He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jennings was with Sunstar for four years.He also worked as an assistant supervisor paramedic out of the North County hub and was a SWAT paramedic in support of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Jennings was one of the first on the scene to help Ireland after her legs were accidentally run over by a riding lawnmower last April.
Ireland's father tells us Jennings was the paramedic who rode in the back of the ambulance with Ireland, keeping her calm by making funny faces.
More stories about Ireland Nugent's accident and recovery:
Lawnmower accident:Ireland Nugent, 2, loses feet in lawnmower accident
Earlier surgery:Girl hurt in lawnmower accident undergoes surgery
Care for life:Toddler hurt in mower accident to get care for life
Second surgery: Ireland Nugent needs second surgery
Full of smiles:Ireland Nugent out of pediatric ICU
Fundraising:Church raises $110,000 for medical care
Back to School:Ireland Nugent returns to preschool
Prosthetic fitting:Ireland Nugent fitted for new feet
First Steps!Ireland Nugent walks again on prosthetic limbs