Crash Involving Motorcyclist Who Was Attempting To Pass Another Vehicle

There was an Illinois motorcycle accident late Sunday (June 3, 2018) afternoon in Cumberland County involving a motorcyclist who was attempting to pass another vehicle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 3, 2018 Effingham Daily News article titled “Motorcyclist injured in accident“:

A purple 1998 Harley-Davidson driven by Roger East, 58, of Charleston, and a silver 2004 Dodge, driven by Courtney Davis, 18, of Greenup, were westbound on U.S. Route 40, east of Cumberland County road 2100E. The motorcycle was traveling behind Davis and attempted to pass the car in the left lane while Davis was turning left onto county road 2100E. East struck Davis’ vehicle in the driver side door. The accident occurred at 3:04 p.m.

The collision caused East to be ejected from the motorcycle.   He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of his accident injuries.

The Illinois State Police said that East was charged with improper overtaking on left and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois motorcycle crash involving a motorcyclist who was attempting to pass another vehicle can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the June 4, 2018 article titled “Charleston motorcyclist injured in Route 40 crash in Cumberland County.”


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