I-75 Accident Hurts Three From Sarasota

An accident on interstate 75 in Lee County resulted in the driver and two passengers of a Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a trailer suffering minor injuries.

According the Florida Highway Patrol the accident occurred when the driver of the pickup (Donnell T. Ward, 55 of Sarasota) heading south drifted off the highway near mile post 149.

Ward attempted to get back on the highway but over-steered causing the truck to spin and trailer to overturn with the pickup coming to a stop in the left lane and the trailer ending up in the median.

The passengers Jerry Cooper, 55, and Roberto Rivera, 63, of Sarasota received minor injuries but did not need to be hospitalized.

The trailer had been hauling cold tar which emptied out onto the highway and spilled onto the median.

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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.