I do not intend to go on a motorcycle rant, but after Ben Roethlisberer’s mishap, you would think most athletes would get a clue and wise up. Apparently not, as ESPN.com reports on LaVar Arrington’s recent motorcycle crash:
“Former Redskins and Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed on a highway ramp Monday, police said.”
Someone will probably post some statistics that show more people die in automobile crashes compared to motorcycle crashes, but that is beside the point. I would assume there are more cars on the road by a large margin. I would also assume that you are more likely to survive an accident if you are in an automobile; air bags, four sides of a car surrounding you, etc.
The article pointed out the Arrington was wearing a helmet (I guess that is worth something) and alcohol was not involved, which is another plus. Hopefully Arrington will be OK, will have a speedy recovery, and land a job with a team this summer.