Saturday, November 23, 2013

California: Canadian Tourist Killed, Other Injured in Temecula

According to The Fallbrook Village News, a Canadian tourist was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident in Temecula, CA on Thursday (November 21) authorities reported. 
 
Sgt. John Mangan of the Temecula Police Department said the female tourist was the passenger on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Charles Arnstin of Alberta, Canada. 

Mangan said Arnstin and his passenger, also from Alberta, were westbound in the 44000 block of Rainbow Canyon Road around 1415 hours on Thursday when Arnstin lost control on the wet road surface and both were thrown from the bike. 

Mangan said the woman, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries. He said Arnstin was also injured and treated at a hospital. 

COMMENT: Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call the Temecula Police Department's traffic division on (951) 696-3000. 

According to the Riverside Police Department, further investigation revealed Charles Arnstin of Alberta, Canada and a female passenger from Alberta, Canada were traveling westbound on Rainbow Canyon Road on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle when they lost control of the motorcycle on the wet roadway. 

The victims were thrown from motorcycle onto the roadway. Arnstin sustained injuries and was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. 

At this time, alcohol/drug involvement is not suspected as a factor in this collision and the investigation is continuing. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while members of the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conducted their investigation. 

Anyone with information that would assist the officers investigating this collision is encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Division at 951-696-3000.