Man Dies In Scooter Crash, Wasn’t Wearing Helmet

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County


BROWARD COUNTY, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man is dead following a scooter crash south of Boca Raton. John Meehan, 70, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, a week after sustaining critical head injuries in the incident.

From the Broward Sheriff’s Office:

”A 70-year-old man has died a week after his scooter crashed in Hillsboro Beach.
At approximately 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 5, detectives say John Meehan was riding a scooter along the 1100 block of Hillsboro Mile when he drove off the roadway onto the east side grass swale. He then swerved back onto the roadway where he fell to the ground and came to a final rest.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported Meehan to Broward Health North for treatment of his injuries. Meehan, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was conscious and alert when he was transported.

On Tuesday, July 14, Meehan was pronounced deceased by Broward Health North personnel as a result of his injuries. 

Investigators say impairment was a contributing factor.

BSO traffic homicide detectives are investigating this delayed fatality at the request of the Hillsboro Beach Police Department. 


Paul Saperstein


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