CHP report that this morning at approximately 9:00 a.m. a motorcyclist collided with a van in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 just north of the Mendocino Avenue overpass. According to police, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Initial reports are still coming in, so no determination has yet been made as to the cause of the accident, or whether there is comparative fault on behalf of the rider and the driver of the van. What is known is that in two thirds of all multiple vehicle motorcycle accidents, the accident occurred as a result of the other vehicle violating the motorcyclist right of way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim in this incident.