Motorcycle Accident Results in Fatality
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
motorcycle accident claimed the life of a man in Illinois over the weekend. Early Saturday
morning, a 43-year-old man was traveling on West Charter Oak Road in Peoria
when he was struck by a vehicle traveling the opposite direction. According
to the local coroner, the impact caused internal bleeding and blunt force
trauma and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver, a 56-year-old male, left the scene of the accident but later
returned to surrender to police. He was arrested and charged with hit
and run, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to render
aid, and failure to yield making a left-hand turn. Toxicology tests were
conducted and the Peoria Police Department is continuing their investigation
of the accident.
As fall arrives, the number of motorcycles on the roadways decrease. However,
during the warmer months in the St. Louis area, motorcycles are prevalent.
Motorcycles are considered to be a dangerous vehicle by some, but if driver
responsibly they can be just as safe as other vehicles. Unfortunately,
due to their size, if other drivers are not handling their vehicles responsibly,
an accident can occur. Illinois and Missouri both have campaigns to remind
drivers to watch for motorcycles on the roadways in an attempt to prevent
The St. Louis personal injury law firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
has represented hundreds of victims of motorcycle accidents. Many victims
suffer damages including medical expenses for treatment of their injuries,
lost wages from missing work, as well and emotional and physical pain
and suffering. If another driver caused your accident, you could be entitled
to compensation for your damages.
Contact our office today to receive a free consultation.