WFLX.com reports that James Patrick Thompson, 53, of West Boca, died Saturday night in a single vehicle crash in Palm Beach County. The accident occurred on Southwest 3rd Street near the intersection with Lyons Road in unincorporated Boca Raton.
Thompson was driving a Ford F-250 pickup, traveling eastbound on Southwest 3rd as he approached the Lyons Road intersection. One witness reports seeing the truck going quickly, and apparently with a flat tire. When the truck went through the intersection, Thompson lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a traffic signal, smashing into a palm tree, and eventually coming to rest between the two.
Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident continues to be under investigation.
We at DeBerard Injury Attorney would like to extend our condolences to everyone touched by this tragic accident. As injury attorneys we know that an automobile death or serious injury can have consequences that may last a lifetime.