Driver From North Port Blocks I-75 Traffic And Causes Double Crash

Two crashes on the I-75 Caloosahatchee Bridge occurred early Monday morning when a driver from North Port stopped his car on the roadway blocking two lanes of traffic.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that at roughly 5:30 am Rachel Robel a 26-year old from North Fort Myers was traveling south on I-75 across the Caloosahatchee when she encountered a stopped vehicle blocking the lanes.

Because of the early morning darkness, Robel was unable to avoid crashing into the vehicle. Both Robel and her passenger, Jordan Izzo a 31 year old suffered minor injures in the accident.

On coming traffic from I-75 approached, including 50 year old Christine Amara from Bradenton who swerved to avoid the stopped vehicles but crashed into a Dodge Pickup truck that had managed to stop before running into the original accident.

The second crash was without injuries and the driver of the stopped vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler was driven by Ryan Suta, 31 from North Port was also not injured in the accident.

FHP is still investigating why Suta had stopped in the middle of the freeway.

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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.