FHP Seeks Sunshine Skyway Hit And Run Culprit

Hit and run on Sunshine SkywayWitnesses stated the driver of a pickup truck was driving recklessly and collided with a concrete wall and a Subaru SUV on the Sunshine Skyway before fleeing the scene.

The driver of the Subaru Forester SUV, Ramon Munoz a 40 year old from Tampa gave the following account to FHP troopers after the incident.  Mr Munoz was driving south in the right lane of the skyway when a small white pickup truck driving next to his vehicle was moving erratically and lost control. The pickup truck swirved into the center concrete wall and then back the other direction crashing into the rear of the SUV. The white pickup then sped away.

A toll-taker at the end of the bridge attempted to record the license plate number of the pickup truck but was unable to record the number accurately.

Witnesses stated the truck was a small white pickup being driven by a white male.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the accident to contact Trooper Barbara Ehrhart at 941-751-8350.

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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.