James Reed, 78, made a left turn off Yucca Street onto Mesquite Boulevard and hit the side of a blue Honda Civic as it traveled westbound on the boulevard sending it careening across the street towards the Mesquite Art Gallery. Reed refused medical treatment while the Honda Civic driver, James Pollock, 24, was taken to Mesa View Regional Hospital by Mesquite Fire and Rescue ambulance.
After medical treatment Pollock was arrested by Mesquite Police Department officers for possession of felony quantities of marijuana found in his car after the accident.
Reed told a bystander that the brakes failed on his 2015 Ford Edge preventing him from stopping before he entered the intersection. Reed was cited for failure to yield.