Manager Of The Venice Yacht Club Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Florida Highway patrol reported David P. Yarzab, manager of the Venice Yacht Club died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle vs mini-van crash Wednesday.

The accident occurred when driver of a Chrysler Town & Country, Polley Lawrencethe an 85 year old from Sarasota, pulled out of the driveway at the Waterfrontoo Grille & Steakhouse onto Tamiami Trail but failed to yieild to oncoming traffic. At the same time David Yarzab, the General manager of the Venice Yacht Club was heading south on Tamiami Trail on his Harley-Davidson.

At roughly 5:30 p.m. with no time to react to the Town & Country that pulled onto the road, Yarzab collided with the driver’s side of the mini-van.

Yarzab, who was wearing a helmet during the accident, survived the initial collision but sustained sever injuries, was taken by paramedics to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Despite surviving the initial crash doctors were unable to save him and he died at the hospital.

Both the passenger,  79 year old Hazel Alberts of Sarasota, and the driver Polley Lawrence, 85 also of Sarasota were uninjured during the crash.

Lawrence was cited by the FHP for failing to yield right of way.


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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.