09/15/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Naperville, IL—A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sport utility vehicle Friday evening, September 10, 2010. The deadly accident occurred on Chicago Avenue, located west of Naper Boulevard, according to information provided by the Daily Herald.
Reports indicated 39-year-old Denver J. Hinkle was operating his 2005 Ducati when he sideswiped a red 2003 Ford Explorer. Upon colliding with the SUV at about 5:54 p.m., Hinkle lost control of his motorcycle and swerved into a curb.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were seemingly dispatched to the scene to rush Hinkle to Naperville-based Edward Hospital. Sadly, his traumatic injuries eventually proved fatal. The unidentified driver of the Explorer was not hurt.
Officials from the Naperville Police Department alleged “excessive speed and alcohol use by Hinkle” contributed to the accident.
Nonetheless, police are asking all witnesses or individuals with information concerning the wreck to contact the department’s traffic unit at (630) 305-5285.
According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia, there were 5,312 biker fatalities reported in the U.S. during the year 2008. A total of 135 of those motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents within the state of Illinois.
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