Motorcycle Accident In Port Charlotte Kills Man And Injures Two

Florida Highway Patrol announced a death and multiple injured people resulting from a rare collision between two motorcycles.

The motorcycle crash took place just before 1:20 when the rider of a 2001 Harley, Timothy  Dudley swirved in front of another rider on County Road 769 in Desoto County. The other rider was Port Charlotte man Timothy Schneider also riding a Harley Davidson.

Dudley miss-judged and the two motorcycles collided near by SW Peace River Street.

Schneider was taken to an area hospital reportedly with serious injures, Dudley and his passenger were flown to Lee Memorial for treatment where Dudley died from trauma sustained in the accident. Dudley’s passenger Rosemary Aresta a 49 year old from Punta Gorda was listed in serious condition also at Lee Memorial.

Troopers said that both Dudley and Aresta were not wearing helmets during the crash.

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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.