2 Killed By Hit-And-Run Drivers In Manatee County

A hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian on 41 in Manatee County. FHP reported that the pedestrian was struck while walking on U.S. 41 in northern Manatee County. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

The accident occurred sometime near 3:30 pm on 41 north of the I-75 junction 85th Street East when a pedestrian walking south on the shoulder of U.S. 41. was struck by a vehicle heading North. The impact knocked the pedestrian into the roadway where they were hit again by a second vehicle. The first vehicle fled the scene and FHP is investigating.

Trooper Gary Smith has asked anyone with knowledge of the incident contact him at 239-938-1800

The pedestrian  died of their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just 24 hours earlier, another pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver near downtown Bradenton on 51st Ave. E. details have not yet been released.

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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.