Michael Thomas Killed in Newark Motorcycle Crash on Highway 84


Michael Thomas Killed, 1 other Injured in Motorcycle Collision on Highway 84 in Newark

Michael Thomas Killed in Newark Motorcycle Crash on Highway 84

Newark, California – 40-year-old Michael D. Thomas, of Palo Alto, has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office as the man killed in an early Sunday morning Newark motorcycle crash on Highway 84.

Thomas was riding eastbound on Highway 84 with another person when, for unknown reasons, they were struck from behind by a BMW sedan.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the crash at around 2:20 a.m. on September 13.

CHP said Thomas was killed in the crash while the other rider was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

The BMW driver did not stop at the scene but was later found a few miles from the scene and was arrested on DUI suspicion.

Detectives did not immediately determine whether the suspect was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both.

The crash led to the closure of two left lanes of the eastbound Highway 84 at the Thornton Avenue off-ramp.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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.”

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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.