Sarasota Hit and Run on Beneva Rd Injurs 4

Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit and run crash that occurred Sunday night on Beneva Rd.

The crash happened just south of Proctor rd. around 7 P.M. when witnesses stated that a vehicle on Beneva Lane was heading east  failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into a Toyota Avalon driven by Leo Katz an elderly Sarasota man. Katz was heading south on Beneva Rd in the slow lane when the car collided with his Toyota.

The suspect the sped away from the accident scene, the collision of which resulted in Mr. Katz and three additional passengers of the Avalon sustaining minor injuries. Katz later received treatment for his injuries at Sarasota Memorial.

FHP Troopers have asked that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has additional knowledge to contact them at 492-5850 to help resolve the case.

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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.