Car Struck By School Bus In Venice Roundabout

Thursday afternoon, a car in the roundabout at Venice Avenue and Jacaranda Boulevard  was struck by a school bus carrying seven children. The crash injured the driver of the car. All of the students were uninjured.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol the accident inside the roundabout happened at 4:40 p.m. Ariel Zara Dictor, 19, of Sarasota was driving the 2003 Hyundai when it was struck. The school bus was being driven by Theresa Anne Roberts, 66,  of Sarasota.

Ariel Zara Dictor was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries resulting from the accident.

Dictor was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, FHP said. None of the seven students on board nor the bus driver were hurt, FHP said.

Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the school bus was sited for improper lane change.

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Bernie Walsh

Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.