Port Charlotte Hit and Run Leaves Bicyclist In Critical Condition

Gibralter Drive port charlotte bicycle hit and runFlorida Highway Patrol  reported a man from Fort Myers was struck by  a car while riding a bicycle.

The accident happened at 12:50 a.m. when a car traveling westbound on  Gibralter Drive near Hernando Ave hit a man riding a bicycle from behind.

The bicyclist, David Beck, a 45 year old from Fort Myers was throttled into the road. The driver of the car veered away to avoid running Beck over but continued on without stopping.

Beck was critically injured in the crash had to be flown to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Later police announced they may have identified a suspect. FHP stated that Jessica Sawyer, a 25 year old from Port Charlotte was possibly driving the 2005 Chrysler that struck Beck.

However the investigation is ongoing and Trooper Jeffery Hause has asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact him at 239-344-1730, Ext. 1156.

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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.