Two Injured During Four Car Accident On U.S. 41

A serious auto accident on U.S. 41 involving 4 vehicles resulted in two North port residents being seriously injured.

According to the Florida highway patrol Around 3:30p.m near Palm Harbor Drive two drivers, (Terry Somes and George  Powell of North Port) encountered a dog on U.S. 41 and stopped their cars. Both drivers tried to get the dog off of the roadway.

Unfortunately two other drivers (Cynthia Adams from Port Charlotte and William Leham from North Port) also on the south bound lanes were not able to to change lanes and miss the stopped cars resulting in a serious crash.

Both Leham and Powell were seriously injured in the accident. William Leham was take by ambulance  to Sarasota Memorial’s North Port hospital. George  Powell was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

A third driver Terry Somes was taken to Peace River Hospital for minor injuries.

FHP says charges may be filed pending further investigation.

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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.