Family pays tribute to man who died in collision in Northwich Date published: 5th September 2016 10.17am

At 10.05am on Sunday 4 September 2016 police were called to a collision on Foggs Lane, Antrobus in Northwich involving a car and a motorcycle.

A Mercedes had been in collision with a BMW motorcyclist, a 72 year old man from Runcorn, sadly died at the scene.

The family have paid tribute to Jeff Meehan.

"Jeff Meehan lost his life today in a road traffic accident on his way to a vintage motor bike rally, he was 72 years of age. Jeff leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Maureen, and two daughters, Jayne and Joanne.

Jeff was a devoted family man and was often seen supporting Jayne and Joanne at various sporting events they took part in, such as open water swimming and running. He was extremely proud of both his daughters and enjoyed filming the events and putting together short films for them.

Jeff was a very popular member of the community where he lives in Runcorn. For a 72 year old man he was very active and enjoyed a number of sports, he only recently retired from playing five-a-side football and was still playing table tennis in a number of competitive leagues.

Jeff was an active environmental campaigner and was a key member of the Runcorn action group that fought against the building of an incinerator on the local Ineos Chlor site. Although the incinerator was eventually built, Jeff and his fellow campaigners were able to delay the commissioning of the facility for some five years.

Jeff's real passion in life was rebuilding and returning to the road vintage motorcycles. He rebuilt around six motorcycles, always with the intention of selling after completion, however he never got around to parting with them.

He was a popular man who touched the lives of many varied groups of people, across a varied age spectrum and he will be missed by many people beyond the family who loved him very much.

Sunday 4th September 2016"