FHP Seeks Drivers From Two Hit And Run Accidents

Two drivers who caused separate hit and run accidents in Bradenton are being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol.

hit and run 13th ave wThe first hit and run in Bradenton occurred at quarter before 5:00p.m Saturday when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee ran a stop sign on 13th Ave. West and smashed into another car already proceeding through the intersection at 39th Street W.

Witnesses said the Jeep Cherokee was grey or silver and the drier appeared to be a fifty-year old white man.

 The force of the collision was enough for the driver of the hit car, Sheila Tschida from Bradenton, to sustain minor injuries and require medical treatment from Blake Medical Center.

A separate hit and run on Sunday happened at 11p.m.

hits and run cortez us 41At the left turn lane of the  intersection of Cortez Road and U.S. 41 a Nissan sedan was stopped waiting to turn. A Dodge Durango SUV crashed into the rear of the Nissan and then fled the scene.

The Nissan’s driver Sarah Mellon from Bradenton pursued the Durando after the crash and was able to get a license plate number, M462IL. The collision was enough for Mellon to sustain minor injuries and seek treatment at Manatee Memorial. Florida Highway patrol troopers have asked witnesses to contact them at (239) 938-1800.

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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.