Sad news comes out of Tuscson, Arizona today. On Friday, a motorcycle accident took the life of a sergeant in the United States Air Force.
According to a news release by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Tech Sgt. Dustin Jackson passed away after a his motorcycle collided with another vehicle near Saguaro National Park. Jackson was immediately transported by ambulance to University Of Arizona Medical Center where he was then pronounced dead. The accident is said to still be under investigation by Tucson officials.
Col. John A. Cherrey, 355th Fighter Wing commander stated, "My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this deceased Airman. Every Airman is an important part of the D-M family. This death is very tragic and is a sorrow the D-M family is experiencing together."
Jackson, who had recently returned from Iraq, was a crew chief on the Air Force base's fire department was enlisted in first enlisted in the Air Force in 2000. He is survived by his mother, father, and sister.
Motorcycle accidents can be deadly in even the best of circumstances and with the right protective equipment being used. As a Phoenix motorcycle lawyer, I have seen the result of these accidents many times. I also understand why many of my clients ride right in the face of the dangers that motorcycles present. It is still worth it to them.
We at Erlichman Law Firm that Sgt. Jackson for his tremendous service to our country and our condolences go to his family and friends.