James Patrick Thompson Dead, One Critical Condition In Palm Beach Crash

A 53-year-old West Boca man was killed in a car crash on Southwest 3rd Street near the intersection of Lyons Road, the Palm Beach Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.


The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said, the incident occurred at Southeast 3rd Street when the driver, James Patrick Thompson, crashed a 2002 Ford F-250 into a 2014 Mitsubishi.

James Patrick Thompson was traveling east on Southwest 3rd Street in the right turn lane approaching the intersection when he veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with the Mitsubishi, driven by a 34-year old Caroline Holmes of Indian River County.

A witness and a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said, the truck appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and had at least one flat tire, possibly two.

The truck entered the intersection and James Patrick Thompson lost control, collided into a traffic signal pole and then into the Mitsubishi.

Palm Beach Sheriff’s office said, the truck came to rest between at the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office responded and pronounced Thompson dead at the scene. His next of kin has been notified.

Caroline Holmes was reported to be in a very critical condition, and had been taken to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said, it is believed that either drugs or alcohol must have had a part to play in the crash, and urges those with relevant information relating to the crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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