Fatal Motorcycle vs Truck Accident In Bradenton

bradenton motorcycle accident 53rd ave w and 41Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle Friday afternoon.

The accident occurred when Travis Podgis a 28 year old from Warner, N.H., was riding east on 53rd Ave West on a 2000 Harley-Davidson XL 883 approaching US 41 when a 2005 GMC 1500 pickup truck heading north, turned left from 41 directly into his path. Podgis attempted to avoid the collision by laying the motorcycle down but crashed into the pickup truck.

Podgis – not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident was taken to Blake Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck, Andrew Crone, a 26 year old from Bradenton turned left through a yellow light onto 53rd Ave. West and directly into the path of the motorcyclist.

Florida Highway Patrol stated that charges were pending for Crone.


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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.