Motorcycle Accident Kills Man From Myakka

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man from Myakka City was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place Thursday afternoon.

The man apparently died on the way to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. The accident occurred when Ernesto Bernal a 35 year old from Myakka City rode his Suzuki GS500E motorcycle north on Betts road past the intersection of Anson Acres Road when the driver of a 2000 Toyota Tacoma made a left turn directly in the path of Bernal’s motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the pickup truck mortally wounding  Berna.

The driver of the Toyota pick up truck, who was attempting to turn into a driveway was charged with failing to yield the right of way and failing to produce proof of insurance.

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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.