December 12, 2013
A woman from Alberta, Canada was killed on November 21st when, while riding in the rain with her fiancé, their motorcycle crashed in Temecula.
The 60-year-old woman was from Alberta, Canada, and the pair was riding a 2014 Harley Davidson alongside another couple when the accident occurred. They were riding up Rainbow Canyon Rd around noon when the crash took place.
Details of the accident indicate that the bike low-sided as it lost traction on the double yellow lines. The woman and the man were both wearing helmets at the time.
Both were rushed to the hospital with major injuries, but it was the woman who was pronounced dead hours later at Temecula Valley Hospital. The man was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar with injuries to his arms and legs.
The man has been identified as Charles Arnstin, the woman's name had not been released. Apparently both couples are said to be from Alberta and come to California to spend their winters. One couple lives in Yuma, Arizona while the other lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. They met up to ride out to San Diego.
This is a terrible story of a weekend trip gone wrong. Riding in the rain is inherently dangerous, and riders will tell you that painted lines on the road are notorious for causing accidents. This is especially true on a heavy bike such as a Harley Davidson. We recommend riders to always maintain a safe buffer away from painted surfaces, and navigate turns slowly during the rain. The Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family that will have been affected by this accident, as well as to Mr. Arnstin during his recover process. We beg you to please ride carefully readers.