Drunk Driver Crashes Into Motorcycles, Injures 3

Florida Highway Patrol reported three motorcyclist were seriously injured when an intoxicated man from Sarasota turned in front of motorcycles Saturday Night.

Police have charged William Duling an 83 year old with the accident and allegedly driving while intoxicated.

The accident happened on Beneva road at Mary Lane in Sarasota when Duling, driving southbound in his 05 Corvette, turned left directly in front of two oncoming motorcycles .

Michael Cannello a 53 yeaar old from Nokomis was riding his 2012 Harley Davidson when Duling pulled in front of him. Cannello collided with the rear of the Corvette. John Neel a 42 year old from Sarasota was riding his Kawasaki Ninja and swirved to the right to avoid crashing into Duling’s Corvette.

The force of the impace turned both motorcycles onto their sides and both Cannello and Neel were taken to Blake Medical Center in serious condition.

A passenger on Cannellos motorcycle, Julie Gordon a 40 year old from Sarasota was brought to Sarasota Memorial also in serious condition.

None of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets and FHP has charged Duling, who was riving uninsured, with Driving Under The Influence causing serious bodily injury and property damage.

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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.