Motorcyclist Dead After Getting Ejected Off Park Boulevard Bridge

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Investigation of fatality crash on Park Blvd Bridge
Investigation of fatality crash on Park Blvd Bridge

Motorcyclist Dead After Getting Ejected Off Park Boulevard Bridge

Posted: December 6, 2015

A 24 year-old motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon after being ejected from his motorcycle on the Park Blvd Bridge.

The crash occurred as the man was traveling with a group of other motorcyclists heading eastbound on the bridge at approximately 1:19 PM.

Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District, Seminole Fire Rescue Department, Indian Shores Police Department, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Sunstar Paramedics and Bayflite all assisted on the scene.

Initial units arriving on-scene located the man under the bridge and began to render aid.  It was initially unknown if there were any injuries up on the bridge and additional units arrived there to assess.  The motorcyclist was the only one injured in this crash.

Due to traumatic injuries experienced by the motorcyclist, paramedics requested Bayflite to expedite transportation to the trauma center at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg.  Bayflite landed at the nearby Park Blvd Boat Ramp.

The motorcyclist has been identified in a report received from Sgt. Steve Gaskin from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) as 24 year-old Justin Ennis of Pinellas Park, Florida.  The report indicates that Ennis was traveling on a 2009 Suzuki  GSRX northbound on Gulf Blvd approaching the Park Boulevard Bridge.  He entered the on-ramp to Park Boulevard at a high rate of speed traveling through a curve in the roadway. He lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the inside barrier wall.  He was ejected from the motorcycle over the barrier wall and fell 26 feet to the ground below.

He was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg via Bayflite where he died from his injuries.  Alcohol did not appear to have played a role in the crash and Ennis was not wearing a helmet according to the report.

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Red arrow showing to approximate location of the collision.
Red arrow showing to approximate location of the collision.

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