Fatal Bicycle Vs Truck Accident In Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda officials announced an accident involving a bicyclist and a pick up truck that occurred Tuesday Morning was fatal.

The crash happened early morning on U.S. 41 at St. Pierre Road when Angle Hoyt a 24 year old from Port Charlotte was riding a bicycle north on 41. Hoyt apparently attempted to turn left onto St. Pierre Road but rode directly into the side of an oncoming pick up truck in the southbound lanes.

The force of the collision threw Hoyt from her bicycle onto the roadway where authorities later pronounced her dead. FHP also stated that Hoyt had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and that an investigation of the accident was underway.

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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.