We recently discussed the increase in motorcycle deaths in the Las Vegas area. Sadly, that trend is continuing. A 41-year-old Las Vegas man is facing felony DUI charges in an April 14 accident that killed a motorcyclist. Metro Police say the 40-year-old victim, also a Las Vegas resident, lost control of his motorcycle when the defendant failed to yield at a blinking yellow light before turning left onto Hacienda Avenue from northbound Pecos Road.
According to police, the victim was traveling southbound on Pecos and had the green light. However, when the SUV driver allegedly failed to yield, he fell off his motorcycle and slid under the man's Ford Explorer. He died from his injuries at the hospital.