Michael Newquist Seriously Injured in Tuolumne Crash with Vehicle Tuesday Evening


Michael Newquist Injured in Tuolumne Bicycle Accident on Tuolumne Road North and Cherry Valley Boulevard

Michael Newquist Injured in Tuolumne Bicycle Accident on Tuolumne Road North and Cherry Valley Boulevard

Tuolumne, California – Michael Newquist, 35, of Tuolumne was hospitalized with major injuries following a Tuolumne bicycle crash that occurred in the area of Tuolumne Road North and Cherry Valley Boulevard Tuesday evening.

According to CHP, Newquist got stuck beneath the vehicle following the crash.

At around 5:30 p.m. August 24, CHP said a Chrysler minivan was on a green light traveling southbound on Tuolumne Road North when it was hit by Newquist, who was riding a Schwinn bicycle.

The van was being driven by Emily Apodaca, 48, of Sonora. 

Newquist was rushed to Adventist Health Sonora and then airlifted to a Modesto hospital with major injuries.

Authorities said Newquist was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.