Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian and Injurs Another

Florida Highway Patrol Announced that a hit an run incident has killed a man from Palmetto and injured a man from Bradenton early Sunday morning.

The report filed from the FHP stated that the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. when the two men were attempting to cross U.S. 41 when they were struck by a vehicle in the north bound middle lane near the 5100 block .

The victims were identified as Shadeed Wright, 33 of Pametto and Anthony Johnson, 23, of Bradenton. After being struck initially, Wright ended up in the left lane where he was struck several more times by more vehicles. All of the other vehicles left the scene as well.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene Johnson suffered serious injuries and was taken in critical condition to Blake Medical Center for emergency treatment.

Corporal David Brunner of the Florida Highway patrol has asked anyone with information of this incident call him at (941) 751-8366.

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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.