Car Crash at Proctor and Honore Kills Sarasota Woman

According to the Florida Highway patrol, a crash at  at the intersection of Proctor Road and Honore Avenue in Sarasota County between a Ford Explorer and a sedan resulted in the driver of the Ford Explorer being killed.

The driver of the sedan was treated on scene, a passenger riding in the Explorer was  flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. when the sedan, traveling westbound on Proctor failed to stop for a flashing red light and collided with the Explorer at the Honore Ave. intersection. The driver, driven by Dixie Ann Gallagher, 58, of Sarasota from Sarasota died at the scene and the passenger was taken to Blake for medical treatment.

The Ford explorer came to rest overturned in the bicycle lane. FHP said The driver of the sedan has been cited for  failure to obey a flashing red signal and an investigation is ongoing.


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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.