Motorcyclist killed after collision with tractor trailer
Boca Raton, FL – On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:12 p.m., officers of the Boca Raton Police Services Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit investigated a fatality crash which occurred on Congress Avenue just north of the Yamato Road intersection.
A 2004 Sterling tractor with a boxed trailer was stopped for traffic in the southbound lanes of Congress Avenue when a 2008 Zhejiang motorcycle approached the right side of the truck and stopped at its front right corner. As traffic began to move forward, the front of the Sterling tractor collided with the motorcycle pushing it forward and the ejecting the driver. The motorcyclist was then run over by the tractor’s right tires.
The motorcycle driver was the only rider on the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was transported to Delray Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival. If anyone has information regarding the crash, please contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Chris Somers at (561) 620-6141.
2004 Sterling tractor trailer
Driver: Edouard Jean-Pierre
39 years old
North Lauderdale, FL
2008 Zhejian motorcycle
Driver: Daniel Wilson
29 years old
Lake Worth, FL