Semi Truck Accident Kills Ellenton Senior

Palmetto Police reported Monday morning the driver of a pick up truck, 80-year old William Field was struck by a semi-truck and killed.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Haben. Blvd and U.S. 41. Field turned left onto the southbound lanes U.S. 41 from Haben. Blvd and into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer. The 18-wheeler, an 1998 International collided with Field’s Toyota pickup while crossing the northbound lanes. Police said witnesses stated the semi ran a red light causing the accident.

As of yet no charges have been filed against the driver of the truck, Donald Thomas, 41, of Tampa however Palmetto police officers were still investigating the accident.

William Field was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers noted the speed limit is 50MPH at that particular stretch of 41 and accidents at that location are often serious.

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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.