An 18-year-old man who was arrested in connection with a deadly North Las Vegas crash was allegedly driving at nearly twice the posted speed limit at the time of the incident.
According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Brandon Iglesias has been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving causing death in a crash that occurred the afternoon of July 4 at the intersection of West Deer Springs Way and Gliding Eagle Street. The crash resulted in the death of 22-year-old Brooklynn Fellure.
Excessive Speed a Major Factor in Fatal Crash
Police said Iglesias was driving a sedan west on Deer Springs when it collided with another car traveling north on Gliding Eagle. That vehicle was driven by a woman in her 20s who was seriously injured. Fellure, who was a passenger in that car, died from her injuries at a local hospital.
Officers said Iglesias was traveling about 63 mph where the posted speed limit was 35 mph. There are stop signs on Gliding Eagle near the collision site. Police said Iglesias normally would have had the right of way, but that he gave up his right of way because of the alleged speed of his vehicle.
Police explained that Iglesias “was traveling at a speed at which a reasonable driver is not expecting someone to travel in a residential area.” They found Iglesias at fault for the collision and placed him under arrest. Blood tests on Iglesias are still pending.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of Brooklynn Fellure for their tragic loss. We also wish the seriously injured driver the very best for a quick and full recovery. Please keep all those affected in your thoughts and prayers.
Laws and Liability Issues
Under Nevada’s Basic Speed Rule, motorists are prohibited from driving at a speed that is greater than is “reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface, and width of the highway, the weather, and other highway conditions.” The law also prohibits driving at a rate of speed that “endangers the life, limb or property of any person” or results in the injury of another person or of any property.
In such cases, negligent drivers, in addition to facing criminal charges and penalties, can also be held liable for the injuries, damages, and losses caused. Victims and families would be well advised to contact a Las Vegas car accident lawyer who will fight for their rights and help ensure that they receive maximum compensation for their losses.