Yasmani Flaman Arrested for Reckless Driving on Christmas Eve
The sister of Yasmani Flaman suffered an arm amputation as the result of an UTV crash in Las Vegas on Friday night.
The tragic accident took place on Christmas Eve in a parking lot just before 9 p.m.
Flaman reportedly lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a rollover and three injured passengers.
As a result of the crash, his sister, who is in her 20s, lost her arm.
Police arrested Yasmani Flaman, 26, for reckless driving resulting in substantial bodily harm.
In addition, two of the passengers received treatment at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The sister is asking that Flaman not be charged, as the crash was an accident. Neither drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
An active investigation is underway.
Statistics show that about one in three people injured in an off roading vehicle accident suffer a head or neck injury. The average fatality rate for an off roading vehicle accident is 622 fatalities per year. One in four people of those deaths are also under the age of 16.