Former Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested last week in Arizona for fleeing the scene of an accident on foot. Jones was driving a rental car when he struck another vehicle, breaking the arm of pregnant woman inside. Jones then proceeded to leave the scene of the accident without waiting for authorities to arrive.
Several witnesses, including an off-duty police officer, identified the former UFC champion as the person who left the scene of the accident after the SUV struck and injured a pregnant woman. A search of the SUV revealed drug paraphernalia inside as well. Jones could face up to three years in jail for leaving the scene of an accident involving a personal injury. Jon Jones was also arrested for DUI in 2012 when he drove his car into a light post.
In response to his latest transgression, the UFC has stripped Jon Jones of his light heavyweight championship and suspended him indefinitely from the sport. Jones is 27-1 in his career and considered by some to be one of the greatest athletes to compete in mixed martial arts. His agent, Malki Kawa, has stated he is unsure if Jones will ever compete again after his latest arrest.
Drivers involved in car accidents where bodily injury occurs have a legal obligation to stay at the scene of accidents and provide aid and give statements to police. Jon Jones failed to stay at the scene of an accident involving personal injury and faces serious criminal charges.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. does not represent any of the persons involved in his case. Our attorneys help victims of hit and runs recover financial compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you or a loved one were severely injured in a hit and run then The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help hold wrongdoers responsible for their malicious disregard for the law.