On Wednesday, 25-year-old MMA fighter Jordan Parsons died as a result of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in South Florida over the weekend. According to Parsons’ manager, Glenn Robinson, the family requested that the young man be taken off of life support at Delray Medical Center.
Delray Beach Police reported Parsons was hit by a 2012 or 2013 silver Range Rover. The accident occurred at the Lindell Boulevard and Federal Highway intersection. Authorities also stated that the vehicle that struck Parsons is missing the mirror on the driver side and has damage to the headlight and bumper.
Parsons was a young, up-and-coming fighter with the Bellator promotion sporting an 11-2 record in 14 fights. He had an upcoming bout on May 14.
Robinson stated that a large number of individuals visited Parsons in the hospital on Sunday, the day the accident occurred. According to the local newspaper, Parsons’ family was present when he was taken off life support.
Bellator President Scott Coker released the following statement:
Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.
Hit-and-run accidents can be very dangerous and the results can be catastrophic. These are situations that can alter lives forever. It’s even more daunting if someone dies as a result of the collision. In these types of cases, the decedent’s spouse or their children under the age of 25 may be able to bring forth a wrongful death claim. If someone you love has been harmed in a hit-and-run accident, you deserve to seek justice.