SDPD Seargent sustains major injuries in Temecula crash on Rainbow Canyon Road

Posted: July 7, 2022

TEMECULA, CA (July 7, 2022) – San Diego Police Department Seargent Franklin White, 42, of Temecula, was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, according to NBC 7 San Diego.

The crash occurred around 8:35 p.m. Saturday on Rainbow Canyon Road near Rainbow Valley Boulevard when Sgt. White lost control of his police-issued motorcycle travelling 35-40 mph.

Sgt. White crashed and slide on the right side of the motorcycle into a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, according to California Highway Patrol officers.

The driver of the Nissan pickup truck, identified as 36-year-old Lucas Lopez of Fallbrook, was uninjured in the accident.

The accident involving Sgt. Franklin White is still under investigation, and we will update this story with more details as they become available.

Liability In Temecula Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. According to California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a motorcycle accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.

Investigating A Temecula Motorcycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers offer our well wishes to Sgt. Franklin White and hope for a speedy recovery.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the information and support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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