Car Plunges Into Into Hudson Bayou Sarasota

An as of yet to be identified woman suffered minor injuries when her car lost control and crashed off the road into Hudson bayou.

Sarasota Hudson Bayou CrashWitnesses reported seeing the car swerving back an forth as the car traveled south on U.S. 41 near downtown Sarasota. For reasons not yet announced by officials the car to one final sharp turn and hurtled off the road just before the bridge over Hudson Bayou where the car crashed through bushes crashed into a large water main and plunged down into the shallow water just south of high Point Dr. The force of the impact deployed the cars airbags and threw open the trunk.

Cleanup of the crash forced the closure of the right lane on southbound U.S. 41 for more than an two hours as tow truck crews struggled to pull the car out of the canal without damaging the the water main. As a result traffic was seriously backed up on U.S. 41 with rubber-necking also slowing down the northbound sides.

Sarasota police stated that the driver of the car may face charges of reckless driving and the accident is still under investigation.

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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.