Hit-and-run accident involving motorcycle sends two to hospital

By Chad Weber

June 30, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle sent two people to the hospital Sunday night.

At about 6:00 PM Sunday evening, Peoria police said the driver of a silver Grand Prix was recklessly driving.

The car was headed west on the 1800 block War Memorial, when the driver lost control and hit a blue automobile.

Authorities said the Grand Prix then spun into the eastbound lane of War Memorial and hit a three wheeled motorcycle, which landed in a ravine.

The two passengers of the motorcycle, a male and female were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Both were wearing helmets and were in stable condition Sunday night.

Police said the driver and passenger of the Grand Prix fled the scene.

"We have several witness statements that say it appears to be a very quite horrendous accident," said Peoria PD Lt. Steve Roegge. "We do have several witnesses that saw the people get out of the vehicle and flee the scene. So we are taking witness statements and trying to track down the suspects. "

The accident caused the 1800 Block of War Memorial to close for about two hours Sunday evening.

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