SUV vs Bicycle Crash In Osprey Leaves Bicyclist In Critical Condition

East Bay St US 41 CrashA man from Sarasota was struck by a Chevy Blazer when attempting to cross U.S. 41 in Osprey.

According to Florida Highway patrol the man, fifty two year old Jody Gregory from Sarasota was hit when he road his bicycle into the intersection of East Bay Street and U.S. Tamiami Trail late Wednesday night.

Gregory, went through a red light heading west and rode directly into the path of the oncoming SUV, a 2004 Chevy Blazer that was traveling north.

The driver of the SUV did not have time to avoid crashing into Gregory. The force of the collision threw Gregory from his bicycle into the roadway.

Gregory was critically injured in the accident and was flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton Florida .

Florida Highway patrol stated that while the investigation was still in progress, chargers were likely pending.

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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.