Motorcycle Accident In Peoria, Illinois

There was a motorcycle accident in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday, September 28, 2013, that later led to the death of the motorcyclist.

The accident happened as the motorcyclist was stopped on his motorcycle around noon on Saturday on Route 150.  He was stopped behind a vehicle that was waiting to turn left onto North Gilles Road.  As the motorcyclist waited, a car traveling behind the motorcyclist failed to see that traffic had stopped, and ran into the back of the motorcycle.  The impact caused the motorcycle to flip over the vehicle ahead of it.

The motorcyclist sustained injuries to his head and brain, and died on October 8, 2013.

The motorcyclist was Joe Spears, a retired Peoria police officer.

Additional details, possible updates, and remembrances can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article of October 9, 2013 titled “Joe Spears dies after crash“.  Other articles include the article of October 8, 2013 titled “Retired Peoria Policeman Dies After Accident” as well as the September 30, 2013 article titled “Spears family to ‘watch and wait’ after accident.”


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Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Joseph Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.