POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA (October 15, 2017) – Richard Leftingwell was identified as one of the two men that was killed in a train accident on Atlantic Boulevard on Sunday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 9:25 on Sunday morning, in the 1400 block of West Atlantic Boulevard. 79 year old Richard Leftingwell was traveling as a passenger in a white Hyundai driven by 91 year old William Richards. Richards attempted to cross the train tracks near Andrews Avenue, when the vehicle was struck by a northbound commuter train.
Richard Leftingwell and William Richards were both tragically killed in the collision. Initial reports indicate there may be a possibility that the vehicle was s tuck on the tracks prior to the crash, and it is unknown of the lights and crossing arms were working at the intersection at the time of the accident. The investigation is ongoing at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.” The attorneys from Lexton Law have knowledge of assisting with train related cases.