WEST BOCA: Oblivious Motorcyclist Flips Bike, Slides Under Car On 441

watchformotorBOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The ubiquitous “watch for motorcycles” bumper sticker takes on new meaning — at least if you happen to be driving in front of 27-year-old Philip Hegarty of Pompano Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says he wasn’t paying attention on 441 near Sandalfoot Blvd. Thursday evening when he crashed into a car stopped at a traffic light.

According to investigators:

“Hegarty was not paying attention to what was occurring ahead of him; thus, when he finally looked in front of him, he panicked and immediately applied the front brake of his motorcycle. The motorcycle overturned and ejected him. He impacted onto the pavement and began sliding underneath the rear of (the car in front of him). Also, Hegarty’s motorcycle came down on top of him and it slid forward until the rear of it impacted into the rear of the other car.”

Hegarty is listed in serious condition at Delray Medical Center.

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