Accident Kills Sarasota Motorcyclist

Florida Highway Patrol reported a Sarasota man died after a motorcycle accident Tuesday.

The accident occurred when the motorcyclist crashed into a car at Tuttle Ave. and 17th in Sarasota around 6P.M. FHP elaborated saying the motorcyclist, Peter Murray, 62 of Sarasota, was heading east on 17th street when he was struck by a SUV turning left onto Tuttle trying to beat the yellow light. Officials pronounced Murray dead at the scene.

The driver of the  2007 Kia Sportage that struck the motorcyclist, Cesar Etayo, 90, of Sarasota, also received treatment for minor injuries at Sarasota Memorial.

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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.