Car and Pickup Truck Collision Seriously Injures Woman From Sarasota

A car accident between a Dodge Dakota and a Nissan Versa at Webber and Shade resulted in a Sarasota woman sustaining serious injuries.

The injured woman was trapped in the wreckage and paramedics were unable to free her for some time. After a half an hour the woman was finally brought free from the wreck and was air lifted to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Florida Highway Patrol reported the accident took place at 1:45 p.m. when the Driver of the Dakota, 26-year-old Mitchel Grek of Sarasota disregarded a red light and crashed into a Nissan Versa driven south on Shade Ave. by  Anya McCormick 18 of St. Petersburg.

28-year-old Gina Ruiz of Sarasota, riding in the passenger seat in the Dakota was seriously injured and taken to lake Medical Center in Bradenton while the Grek, the driver of the pickup truck was taken to Sarasota Memorial with minor injuries.  Anya McCormick and her passenger, Lindsey Medeiros of Sarasota were also taken to Sarasota Memorial with injuries.

FHP still has the accident under investigation.

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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.