Man dies in motorcycle crash in Schaumburg

Aug 31, 2012 Full story: Chicago Tribune 34

A 37-year-old Elk Grove Village man died in a motorcycle crash in Schaumburg today.

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Joanna

Romeoville, IL

#1 Aug 31, 2012
What is the name of the man?
Mose

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 1, 2012
Joanna wrote:
What is the name of the man?
I believe it was Mariano. He is bolish that I know. I saw him leave his home and then at the seen seconds later it was like a minute away where he died from where he lived. I know what I know from his neighbor. I had to go back where I first seen him to find someone that would know him. I'm really sorry for what happen to him and his family.
Fellow Rider

Arlington Heights, IL

#3 Sep 1, 2012
this is very sad and another reminder of how dangerous bikes and cars can be. We all take much for granted and sometimes it can be taken away in a minute.. lets keep an eye for bikes and drive our cars safely. This family is devastated and will miss there boy for the rest of thier lives. god bless them.
ball driver

Elmwood Park, IL

#4 Sep 1, 2012
Fellow Rider wrote:
this is very sad and another reminder of how dangerous bikes and cars can be. We all take much for granted and sometimes it can be taken away in a minute.. lets keep an eye for bikes and drive our cars safely. This family is devastated and will miss there boy for the rest of thier lives. god bless them.
Your plea falls on deaf ears. Law enforcement should be giving way more tickets to drivers. And the fine should be taking a defensive drivers course or you don't get your license back. There are too many people drinking and driving and too many that don't know how to drive. Speed limits are ten miles per hour too high on most streets. Common courtesy and looking out for the other guy is a thing of the past. Cyclists also suffer from a delusion that they will be ok and are way to trustworthy of automobile drivers. Street intersections do not have proper vision for the speed limits or the street speed limit is too high. If someone flies out of an intersection and you are driving a car, you will probably walk away from the accident. That same car flying out of an intersection will badly injure a cyclist or kill them. It's all about distance, vision and speed. If a street has a speed limit of 35mph and the cyclist is doing 35, there is no way to stop at 35mph when someone comes out of a short vision intersection, even after the car stops, because the vision from the cyclist is blocked by blind corners or the road was widened making the cyclist even closeer to a car that is pulling out. If you ride a motorcycle don't be fooled into thinking the car will stop because it wont and if can it won't stop in time. Cars are supposed to be designed for all types of vehicle but with urban sprawl all bets are off. And watch out for those left turners. They'll smach you head on when they have been drinking or doing drugs because their depth perception is off kilter. Some will wait for a motorcycle that is approaching them from two blocks away and the cyclist will know something is wrong because the car has plenty of time to turn but it will not. The driver's perception is off from either alcohol or drugs. If that is the case pull to the curb and let the suckers in that 4000 pound vehicle turn. Better safe than sorry. And remember as a driver of a car, never turn your wheels to make a turn until traffic clears. Turned wheels is a sure sign that the driver of the vehicle doesn't car and never learned to drive properly. That is a discourtesy to all drivers both car and motorcycle. Drivers should be fined for that move. But they won't ticket them. They should. A fine would do them justice and the monies collected would be enough for a town or village to provide free water to its residents. But remember most of all, it would get people to drive correctly. Without fines things will get worse. Thank You.
Monika

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 1, 2012
we are going to miss him R.I.P.
Svetlana

Chicago, IL

#6 Sep 1, 2012
He's name is Mariush. He was our good polish friend. I can't believe it happened to him. He knew how to ride very well ! We all will miss him very much !!!
Yana

Chicago, IL

#7 Sep 1, 2012
:((((( i didn't know him so well! but it's hard to believe that guy that u used to speak with occasionally past away!! rest in peace, Mariush!!
Neighbor

Arlington Heights, IL

#8 Sep 1, 2012
This intersection is practically in my back yard. I can tell you this intersection and the one further north at Schaumburg and Meacham road are both VERY dangerous intersections. People push the lights all the time and we always hear screeching and sirens at all times of the day or night. People also turn and try to cut through our neighborhood, which is extremely terrifying since there are children on bikes or moms and babies walking. I saw them conducting the investigation, very sad for the family. Cars need to watch out for bikers, but bikers also need to watch out for cars. It is not a one way street. We should ALL be very cautious. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are certainly with the friends and family of this man whose life was taken way too soon. Condolences.
Dayane

Hoffman Estates, IL

#9 Sep 1, 2012
The name is Makuz
Mose wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe it was Mariano. He is bolish that I know. I saw him leave his home and then at the seen seconds later it was like a minute away where he died from where he lived. I know what I know from his neighbor. I had to go back where I first seen him to find someone that would know him. I'm really sorry for what happen to him and his family.
his neighbor

Roselle, IL

#10 Sep 1, 2012
Dayane wrote:
The name is Makuz <quoted text>
Mariusz Zajac from Elk Grove Village
Julia

Romeoville, IL

#11 Sep 2, 2012
He was a great guy, wonderful friend, for me - part of the family. I cannot believed that happened. Me and my family will miss him so much.
He knew how to drive a bike well.
Lynn

United States

#12 Sep 2, 2012
This is so painfully sad. Marisuh was a great guy. I am a neighbor & a friend. Our dogs played together often. I know Sarah, his beloved dog, will miss him dearly. Does anyone know what happened with his dog? Marisuh, rest in peace, and know that You will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to his mom in Poland. May God give her the strength to get through this very difficult time.
Monika

Chicago, IL

#13 Sep 2, 2012
Lynn wrote:
This is so painfully sad. Marisuh was a great guy. I am a neighbor & a friend. Our dogs played together often. I know Sarah, his beloved dog, will miss him dearly. Does anyone know what happened with his dog? Marisuh, rest in peace, and know that You will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to his mom in Poland. May God give her the strength to get through this very difficult time.
Sarah is in a good hands
we miss him so much, he was awesome guy
neighbor

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Sep 2, 2012
I knew Mariusz as we have lived on the same street in Elk Grove...I cant believe he is gone.
R.I.P friend, we're going to miss You so much.

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neighbor

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Sep 3, 2012
if anyone knows of date and location of funeral, i would really appreciate letting me know...he had friends in Elk Grove that would like to attend.
my email is dronek75@yahoo.com
Regards
nnn

Romeoville, IL

#18 Sep 3, 2012
Lynn wrote:
This is so painfully sad. Marisuh was a great guy. I am a neighbor & a friend. Our dogs played together often. I know Sarah, his beloved dog, will miss him dearly. Does anyone know what happened with his dog? Marisuh, rest in peace, and know that You will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to his mom in Poland. May God give her the strength to get through this very difficult time.
Sara his dog now lives with his only daughter Natalia who is 11 years old.
nnn

Romeoville, IL

#19 Sep 3, 2012
neighbor wrote:
if anyone knows of date and location of funeral, i would really appreciate letting me know...he had friends in Elk Grove that would like to attend.
my email is dronek75@yahoo.com
Regards
As soon as the info is available I will posit it on his garage door.
Anna Kurczynska

Hammond, IN

#20 Sep 5, 2012
Im a good friend of Mariusz he had the biggest heart I have ever seen in my life. all his friends ll meet tomorrow at 8 pm in Cafe Europa - 7401 W W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago to collect money for his funeral. if u want to help join us tomorrow. Thank You!
nnn

Romeoville, IL

#21 Sep 7, 2012
R.I.P
Mariusz Zajac aka "Nietoperz"
Sept. 23, 1974 - Aug. 31, 2012
Services will be held at:
Pietryka Funeral Home 5734 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
Monday September 10th
from 4-9pm

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