Prominent Surgeon Dies After Loss Of Control Of Motorcycle In Rancho Penasquitos, California

A prominent orthopedic surgeon from Carmel Valley, California died Thursday night after losing control of his motorcycle while riding in Rancho Penasquitos. Jeffrey Marxen M.D., 60, died after he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb, and was thrown from his Honda Goldwing motorcycle into a large blue metal canister along the curb.  Marxen …

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Prison Sentence For 2009 Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accident That Killed Two People

A February 8 story in The Beacon-News titled “Seven years for driver who killed two motorcyclists” tells of the criminal sentencing and civil lawsuit of a woman involved in a 2009 fatal motorcycle accident that killed Wade and Denise Thomas near Route 47 and Smith Road south of Elburn, Illinois. The woman, Alia Bernard, now …

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Motorists Driving In The Wrong Direction In The Chicago Area

In the recent past there have been a variety of “wrong-way” driver incidents on Chicago area expressways and Lake Shore Drive. Some of these incidents involved accidents, including fatal accidents.  While none of these incidents involved motorcycles, it seems advisable to elevate awareness of the increasing nature of cars driving on the wrong side of …

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