Fatal Peoria Motorcycle Collision Involving Car And Motorcycle

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday morning (October 14, 2017) in Peoria.  As seen in many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, including those summarized on this site, the accident involved a car that was making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, and a collision occurred.

The accident is summarized in a variety of sources, including the pjstar.com article of October 14, 2017 titled “Motorcycle driver killed in accident on Charter Oak Road” as well as the 1470wmbd.com article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Peoria Accident.”

According to preliminary information the accident happened in the 3100 block of West Charter Oak Road, as the motorcyclist was riding westbound at approximately 6:00 a.m.  At that time, the motorcycle collided with an eastbound car that was attempting to make a left-hand turn.

The motorcyclist, identified as Timothy Duncan, 43, of Peoria, was pronounced dead after being taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Two excerpts from the pjstar.com article mentioned above:

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood reported than an autopsy revealed that Duncan suffered severe blunt force trauma and internal bleeding from the accident.


The 56-year-old driver of the car was arrested and cited for the failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to yield making a left turn, failure to render aid, and hit and run. He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Peoria Police Department.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.


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