Motorcycle – Pickup Accident Leaves Two Injured In Manatee County

Florida Highway Patrol reported two motorcyclists were injured attempting to avoid a collision with a pickup truck in Manatee County.

motorcycle crashThe accident happened when the motorcyclists, Eddie Cruz a seventeen year old from Parrish and Wilfredo Feliciano a thirty three year old also from Parrish  were riding a Honda motorcycle heading east on 301,near Old Tampa Road when a silver pickup truck attempting to make a U-turn drove directly in front of the oncoming motorcyclists.

The Feliciano laid the bike down to avoid colliding with the truck and the motorcycle overturned. The pickup truck sped off fleeing the scene of the accident.

First responders transported both Cruz and Feliciano to Manatee Memorial Hospital for medical treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was a white male and witness reports indicate the make of the truck most likely a Toyota.

FHP troopers have asked anyone with knowledge of the hit and run vehicle or driver contact them at 239-938-1800.


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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.