He was Aamir Hussain, 43, originally from Pakistan.
Witnesses told police that Mr Hussain was zig-zagging through traffic on the way back to Patong yesterday about 3.40pm when he crashed into the rear of a parked pickup.
While lying on the roadway, his torso was run over by the front wheels of a Patong Council garbage truck.
Rescuers could not revive Mr Hussain, who suffered serious abdominal injuries.
The crash happened on the approach to Patong Hill, close to the Tungthong Police Station checkpoint.
The driver of the garbage truck, which had no load, told police he did not see Mr Hussain on the roadway until it was too late.
Mr Hussain's friends said he owned a restaurant in Jungceylon shopping mall.
He had a full-face safety helmet danging from his motorcycle.
His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City.
Phuket authorities are completing plans for their annual crackdown to ensure greater safety on Phuket's roads over the New Year ''seven days of danger.''
Thailand has one of the worst road safety records in the world.
A disproportionate number of tourists and expats are among the victims on Phuket and in other holiday destinations, with motorcycles often involved.