Motorcyclist Injured and Pedestrian Killed in Port Charlotte Accident

motorcycle pedestrian accident port charlotte melbourne streetAuthorities reported a pedestrian-motorcycle accident that resulted in the pedestrina being killed and the motorcyclist in serious medical condition.

The accident happened on Tamiami Trail close to Melbourne Street when, at four in the afternoon, Ronald Sechel was crossing the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail. Sechel apparently walked in front of a Honda motorcycle ridden by Port Charlotte resident Bruce Schmidt and was struck.

The force of the collision caused the motorcyclist who was also not wearing a helmet,  to be ejected from his motorcycle and seriously injured.

Sechel the pedestrian was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The motorcyclist, Bruce Schmidt was also taken to Lee Memorial where he remained in serious condition.

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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.