Motorcycle Crash In Manatee County On U.S. 41 Seriously Injures Rider

Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcyclist was seriously injured during an accident on U.S. 41 Friday afternoon.

In a common occurrence  for motorcycle accidents, the crash happened when the driver of another vehicle attempted to turn left across traffic but failed to see or yield to the oncoming motorcyclist. The other vehicle a 2010 Ford van was being driven by Everett Gresiak a 48-year old from Bradenton attempted toturn left from a driveway at the 6900 block and crossed the path of the 2003 Suzuki motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, Austin Jackson, an 18 year old from Bradenton tried to avoid the crash but collided with the van and was through violently from his bike. The motorcycle carried by momentum from the crash continued to slide up the road way and crashed into a third vehicle , a Dodge pick up truck.

The motorcyclist was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in serious condition.

Troopers reported that Jackson  was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. And the driver of the van has been charged with violation of right of way.

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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.