Crash On I-275 Leaves Sarasota Man In Crititcal Condition

Florida Highway Patrol said a wrong-way crash on I-275 in Manatee county early Sunday morning has left a Sarasota man in critical condition.

The injured man Christopher Jackson, of Sarasota was taken to Blake Hospital in Bradenton.

The accident was a result of driving the wrong way – heading north on the southbound  lanes just south of U.S. 19. Mr. Jackson’s 1997 Chevy Lumina collided with a Jeep Wrangler. Both vehicles struck each other in the right front.

Both the driver and passenger of the Jeep, Jeremy J. Tomlinson and Brandon

According to the FHP, he was driving north in the southbound right lane of I-275 one mile south of U.S. 19 in a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina when the right front of Jackson’s vehicle struck the right front of a 2002 Jeep Wrangler driven by Jeremy J. Tomlinson, and Rachel Striker, of Brandon, are in serious condition at Blake Hospital.

The collision spun Jackson’s car which came to rest blocking both southbound lanes. The Jeep ended up in the center median. The Florida Highway Patrol has said charges are pending.

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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.