Coroner Identifies Motorcyclist Killed in Crash

GoFundMe White was killed in a vehicle collision on Saturday, Jan. 15

Coroner Identifies Motorcyclist Killed in Crash

The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau has identified Alameda resident Joel Alexander White as the fatal victim of the Saturday, Jan. 15, motorcycle crash on the 2200 block of Webster Street.

According to an Alameda Police Department (APD) report, the incident happened just before 1 a.m. White, 37, was ejected from his motorcycle after he lost control of the vehicle. Moments later, while lying on the street, another motorist collided with White. When APD officers located White he was unresponsive. APD said he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver in the second collision, an adult male, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers and continues to cooperate with their investigation. APD has not determined why White lost control of his motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information has been released as of Friday, Jan. 21.

The City of Alameda holds post-collision site visits for all major and fatal collisions. In the coming weeks, city personnel from APD, Public Works, and the Transportation Planning Department will conduct a review of the site and the crash.

The fatal crash adds to the city’s growing list of vehicle collisions causing injuries and fatalities. Alameda County Board of Supervisor Wilma Chan was killed after being hit by a vehicle last November on Shore Line Drive. A driver and his passenger were taken to a hospital with injuries on New Year’s Day after the driver, who was intoxicated, slammed into several parked vehicles also on Shore Line.

City officials and APD have placed further emphasis on roadway safety in recent weeks. APD started a program that tackles specific traffic enforcement and educational themes each month to help deter unsafe roadway behaviors and promote safe roadway habits.

A GoFundMe for White was created to support his family. To donate to White’s GoFundMe, visit