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Solo Motorcycle Collision with Major Injuries
11/17/2015 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Solo Motorcycle Collision with Major Injuries

Report Number:



Avenida De Los Arboles west of Calle Bouganvilla, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau


City of Residence


(P) Michael Tokash

Thousand Oaks

53 yrs.



On Monday, November 16, 2015, at about 2:00 AM, a motorcyclist traveling east bound on Avenida De Los Arboles struck two parked vehicles.  After the impact with the second vehicle, the motorcyclist continued a short distance before falling off the motorcycle. The motorcycle continued another 100 yards before colliding with a brick wall of a residence on the north side of Avenida De Los Arboles.  No one in the residence was injured. 


The motorcycle rider suffered major injuries and was transported to Los Robles Hospital for emergency treatment. At this time, he is listed in critical condition with injuries to his right arm and right leg.  Although the cause of the collision is yet to be determined, alcohol and excessive speed appear to be contributing factors. 


We are committed to keeping our community safe and would like to remind you that the holiday season is fast approaching, please be safe and always designate a driver or call for a ride home.  Last year, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) launched a new app that will help find restaurants that cater to designated drivers and also has a 'find a ride' button. 


According to OTS there were 867 DUI fatalities in California in 2013.


Report drunk drivers by calling 911. 


Anyone who possibly witnessed the collision or has pertinent information regarding the investigation is asked to contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau at 805-494-8271.



Prepared by:

Sgt. Barbara Payton


Media Release Date:

November 16, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Barbara Payton


Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau



Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).