Pickup Rollover Injures 3 Punta Gorda Teens
One teen was critically injured and three others were seriously injured when the pickup truck they were riding in overturned.
Police reported the accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m when Tyler Hartly, the driver of a 2004 Ford Ranger for reasons unknown lost control of the vehicle on Grove, just north of Polk Dr. and swirved off the road causing the pick up truck to rollover several times.
Passenger Sixteen year old Phelisha Doggett was critically injured and rushed to Charlotte Regional Medical center for treatment.
Tyler Allen a ninteen-year old from Punta Gorda was also injured and taken to Peace River hospital for treatment
Florida Highway Patrol said Doggett was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident though the other teens were not. Alcohol was ruled NOT a factor in the crash.
Doggett was wearing a seatbelt while the other two were not, troopers reported. Alcohol was ruled out as a contributing factor.
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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.
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.