A motorcyclist died Saturday afternoon after he lost control of his motorcycle, fell off and was struck by another motorcyclist near Portola Valley in San Mateo County, the California Highway Patrol said.
CHP Officer Art Montiel said three motorcyclists were headed east on state Highway 84 (La Honda Road), just west of Skyline Boulevard when the cyclist in front lost control on a right curve, possibly because of wet pavement. That rider hit the pavement; the bike itself went into the opposite lane, striking a westbound white van, Montiel said.
The downed motorcyclist, Montiel said, was then hit by one of the other motorcyclists.
The victim, 51-year-old David Kok, of Santa Clara, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Montiel said the accident remains under investigation.