A 60-year-old orthopedic surgeon died in a motorcycle accident in San Diego on February 23, according to sources. Jeffrey Marxen of Carmel Valley lost control of his 2005 Honda motorcycle while riding on a Mira Mesa thoroughfare.
Dr. Marxen lost control after hitting a curb, falling on the side of the road. Paramedics pronounced Dr. Marxen dead on the scene. He was wearing a helmet, according to reports. Reports also indicate that he was traveling at high speeds and failed to make it around a curve in the road. The accident remains under investigation.
Dr. Marxen was returning home from a softball game when the accident occurred. His wife, Annette Marxen, became worried when he did not return home after the game ended.
“He texted me at 9:44 [p.m.], saying he was on his way home from the softball field and said he ‘loved me bunches’” said Annette. “I thought he might have been called to the ER.”
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) offers safety classes for motorcyclists, ranging from beginners to experienced riders. There is no such thing as too much education when it comes to motorcycle safety. Safety standards and protocols are constantly changing, and riders should brush up with one of these classes at least once a year.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—California personal injury attorney.