The family of up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons has sued the man accused of killing him in a May hit-and-run crash that severed the fighter’s leg before he died days later.
According to a lawsuit filed late Friday, Parsons’ parents are suing Dennis Wright, his mother, Patricia Fuller and the Buddha Sky Bar, the Delray Beach bar where Wright allegedly drank before causing the crash.
In the 19-page lawsuit, attorney Matthew Schwencke said Wright had a long history of driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly and driving while his license was suspended.
Schwencke said because of this, annd because his license was still suspended on April 30, Fuller should not have allowed him to drive the 2013 Range Rover Sport registered to her. Bartenders at the Buddha Sky Bar on that night, according to the complaint, violated a Florida Statute by “knowingly serving, selling and/or furnishing alcoholic beverages to the defendant, Dennis Wright, a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages, to the point where he was intoxicated and to the extent that his normal faculties were impaired.”
Parsons was crossing an intersection near Lindell Boulevard and U.S. 1 on May 1 when he was struck by a vehicle, which prosecutors say Wright was driving.
He was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he died of his injuries May 4.