Sam Jenkins, Swarthmore College Sophomore, Dies After Freak Skateboarding Accident

 

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Sam Jenkins, a sophomore at Swarthmore College, died after a freak skateboarding accident in front of fellow students on his college campus.
Jenkins, who was from Rhode Island, was rushed to the hospital after falling off his skateboard at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 17.
Jenkins, who was described as “creative, joyful, and gentle, whose infectious enthusiasm and genuine kindness made a lasting impact on our community,” died on Sunday, March 19 after doctors fulfilled his wish to serve as an organ donor.
While Swarthmore College did not provide any further details on the accident, they said that the students who saw that Jenkins was hurt immediately called 911 and stayed with him while emergency personnel assisted.
Jenkins was injured on the Magill Campus, which is the main walk up to the college’s primary administration building. Jenkins was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for surgery, and his family was by his side on Friday.
According to Philly.com, the university held a gathering at the Friends Meeting House on campus Sunday afternoon.
Jenkins was an information technology associate at Swarthmore who worked at the school’s help desk. He was also a member of the college’s circus club and a performer in Semara Santi, Swarthmore’s Balinese gamelan ensemble.
He described himself as a “designer of meaningful fun” and planned to pursue a special major in video game design.


What Happened?

Sam Jenkins, a sophomore at Swarthmore College, died after a freak skateboarding accident in front of fellow students on his college campus.


Who Was Sam Jenkins?

Sam Jenkins, who was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, played hockey at La Salle Academy in Providence before attending Swarthmore College in Pennslyvania. He was described as “creative, joyful, and gentle, whose infectious enthusiasm and genuine kindness made a lasting impact on our community.”

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