Hit-and-Run Ford SUV Driver Sought By FHP

hit and run at 26th ave east 9th st-eastThe driver of an SUV who fled the scene of an early morning accident is being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The report stated that at 6:25 a.m. a Nissan Pathfinder was traveling north on 9th Street East  when at the 26th Avenue East intersection a Ford Explorer turned directly into the path of the Nissan. The driver of the Pathfinder swerved to avoid colliding with the Ford, but was stuck in the left side but the Explorer causing it to crash into a utility pole.

Witnesses stated that the Ford failed to yield the right of way , and described the Explorer as being a dark color.

Daryl Dafonia Harvey, a 28 year old and Marianne Harvey a 25 year old both from Bradenton were wearing safety belts and not harmed in the crash.

Troopers have asked anyone with knowledge of the accident contact the Florida Highway Patrol 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.