Pedestrian Walks In Front Of Motorcyclist Seriously Injured

A pedestrian vs motorcycle accident occurred in Nokomis Tuesday night when Paul Grudzina a 61 year old man from Nokomis attempted to cross U.S. 41.

FHP reported that the accident took place just before nine in the evening when Grudzina  attempted to get to the west side of the southbound lanes by walking across Tamiami Trail near the intersection of Avenida de la Isla. Grudzina, failed to see the oncoming Harley Davidson being ridden by a man from Sarasota also in his sixties.

The motorcyclist attempted to avoid crashing into the pedestrian by veering to the side. Grudzina  was struck by the side of the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries.

First responders took Grudzina  to Venice Regional Medical Center for treatment and the motorcyclist was not injured in the collision.

FHP also said no charges have been filed.

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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.