Popular mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Sean Strickland faces a long recovery after he was struck by a motorist as he was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles on the evening on Dec. 15. He was heading back to his area home from a workout at King's MMA when the crash occurred.
A study recently published in the Social Science & Medicine journal by researchers at Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) captures how motorists who drive automobiles aren't the only ones who are positively impacted by the passing of distracted driving laws. Instead, they found that the passing of this type of legislation also seems to result in a decrease in motorcyclists' deaths as well.
If you ask a bicyclist about how many times that they've had a close call or full-out crash while riding their bike in Los Angeles, they'll likely tell you that it's happened more than once before. While they may have walked away unscathed from most of them, they'll probably say how at least one crashes left them with severe injuries. They may all tell different stories about what they did after being struck.
An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Highway 101 on October 7, 2018. The victim was later identified as Jordan Benjamin Grant, a recent Plano Academy High School graduate, starting his college career at California Polytechnic State University.
Researchers at both the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) published a study in the academic journal Social Science & Medicine this week that captures the importance of distracted driving laws in curbing fatal motorcycle accidents.