Mantee County Crashes Kill 4 In 24-hour Span

Florida Highway Patrol states a car crash killed two people near Bradenton brought the number of people killed in traffic accidents to 4 in just a 24 hour time span.

The fatal crash occurred on U.S. 1 and resulted in Flaviano Avalos, 63 and Claudia Avalos, 55 dying from injures sustained  in the car accident in Manatee County.

The accident was apparently the result of failing to stop at a stop sign. Avalos was driving east in a pickup truck when after failing to stop at a stop sign,  they were struck by another pickup truck at the intersection. The driver of the second vehicle incurred only minor injuries.

Two other separate accidents occurred earlier when a pedestrian crossing U.S. 41 close to Bradenton was struck and killed and another fatal accident occurred when a swamp buggy flipped over in a pond killing Jimmy Dixon.

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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.