A collision that occurred last Saturday at 9:33 p.m. near 3151 Harbor Blvd left a motorcyclist dead.

The rider was identified as 30-year-old Costa Mesa resident Gregory McNally. The driver of the van involved in the collision was a 17-year-old female who possessed neither a driving license nor learner's permit.

According to Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott she was accompanied by her mother, and they were the only two present at the accident.

There have been no reports of citations issued or arrests made at the scene of the accident. Additionally, it is not believed that drugs, alcohol or speeding played a role in the incident.

Anyway witnesses to the accident are asked to call CMPD traffic investigator Darren Wood at (714) 754-5264.

Of course, as riders we are unable to know exactly what kind of driver we are sharing the roads around us with. It's for this reason that we must ride in a way that accommodates even the most inexperienced or under-qualified of drivers. Though no arrests were made or citations issued on-scene, it's difficult not to consider that things may have gone differently had someone else been behind the wheel of the van. Our deepest condolences go out to those affected by this tragedy, and we wish riders to remain safe and cautious at all times while on their bikes.