An Aurora woman has been accused of wrongful death and a suit has been filed against her after a motorcycle accident near Elburn on July 28th. Two motorcyclists were killed in the chain-reaction accident.
Alia Bernard, 24, has been accused of negligence in the death of Denise Thomas, 45. Thomas’ husband, Wade Thomas, was also killed in the accident. The Thomas’ were taking part in a Saturday morning ride with twenty other cyclists.
Apparently, Bernard rear-ended the Honda-Civic in front of her which was stopped at a light and waiting to turn left. The collision caused the Honda-Civic to be forced into the oncoming cycle traffic and the Thomas’ were unable to stop before hitting the Civic.
Bernard has not been charged yet officially by the police pending an accident reconstruction report.
It’s important to be prepared for bad drivers even when your vehicle is not moving. Look in your local telephone book or on the internet for courses in driving defensively.