A car driving against traffic on Interstate 95 caused a car accident which left one person dead and injured two others in Boca Raton Friday evening. The car, identified as a Jaguar, was going the wrong way on I-95, just north of Yamato Road, when it caused an SUV to overturn.
The passenger who died was thrown from the SUV. Two other occupants of the SUV were transported via air rescue to Delray Medical Center.
Even though the Jaguar caused the tragic accident, it did not stop, until it continued down the road and crashed into another car a half a mile away. Although the driver of the Jaguar was not identified, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle is owned by a resident of Lake Worth, a suburb of Palm Beach.
Unfortunately, these collisions are a continuation of an unfortunate trend of wrong way car accidents on I-95. According to the Highway Patrol, at least 21 people from Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas have died in such car accidents over the last 15 years. We certainly hope the appropriate agencies take the necessary steps to turn the tide against such tragedies.