Head-On Collision Kills Two And Injurs Two On State Road 64

Florida Highway Patrol reported a major crash on state road 64 Tuesday evening. The accident resulted in the deaths of Lisa Gunn, 50, from Bradenton and Nadine Hoffman, 56, from Sarasota.

Two others,  Josh Hoffman, a fifteen-year-old and James Hoffman, 58 were seriously injured and flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center.

FHP stated the accident took place near the intersection of Verna-Bethany Road and SR 64 around 7.pm. Apparently Lisa Gunn lost control of her Mazda sport utility vehicle and crossed into the lane that the Hoffmans were driving in, colliding with their Ford Explorer in a violent head-on crash.

The vehicles struck each other at the right-front corners causing them to spin violently. Fortunately all passengers were wearing seat belts. Florida state troopers are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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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.