Harley Davidson vs SUV Crash Kills Man From Port Charlotte
Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcyclist was killed when his Harley Davidson collided with a Toyota 4 Runner Monday night.
The accident took place just east of Englewood as a Toyota 4Runner SUV with 2 small children as passengers were northbound on Gasparilla Road approached the intersection with Keystone Blvd. A motorcyclist in the southbound lanes of Gasparilla Road attempted to turn left onto Keystone across traffic but failed to see the oncoming SUV.
The resulting crash gravely injured the motorcyclist, George Souza, a 64-year-old from Port Charlotte. Souza was taken to Englewood Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. FHP troopers said Souza was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and that all of the passengers in the SUV, were wearing seat belts and are uninjured.
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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.
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.