Hit and Run Crashes In Manatee County Under Investigation

Florida Highway Patrol reported a pair of hit and run accidents in Manatee County

The first hit an run occurred when a 1999 Buick LeSabre was struck by as of yet unidentified red car  in the Starbucks parking lot of at 4401 14th St. W at 5:45. No injuries were reported.

Later a hit and run accident on Whitfield near U.S. 301 involving 3 vehicles occurred. A 2009 Ford Fusion was hit by a small red pick up truck and shoved into a Ford Mustang. The pickup truck fled the scene. The accident had no reported injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked anyone with knowledge of the incidents to call (239) 938-1800.

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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.