Man dies from brain injury 6 years after motorcycle crash in Broward County

WEST PARK, Fla. – A 42-year-old man died Monday, six years after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in West Park, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

According to BSO spokeswoman Miranda Grossman, Sherman Hall Copeland was riding a 2014 Honda CBR motorcycle in the 4200 block of Southwest 19th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on June 25, 2016, when he was involved in a crash with a 2012 Toyota Corolla.

Grossman said detectives discovered that Copeland was traveling at about 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when he was involved in the T-bone collision with the Corolla that was being driven by a 29-year-old woman from Lauderdale Lakes.

Detectives said he also did not have the necessary motorcycle license.

According to authorities, Copeland suffered serious injuries in the crash, which forced him to live at a rehabilitation center in Hollywood.

He died on Monday, and the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a traumatic brain injury due to a vehicle crash.

The driver of the Toyota is not expected to face charges in his death.


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