Sarasota Crash On 41 Injures Six, Two Seriously

Florida Highway Patrol announced a traffic accident on U.S. 41 in Sarasota that has resulted in six people suffering injuries Friday night.

According to the FHP the crash happened at roughly 8:30p.m. at the intersection of Gulf Avenue and 41 Friday evening when sixteen year old girl from Venice was heading north  in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring on U.S. 41 when a Lincoln MKZ driven by  68 year old Pamela Monk, 68 entered the intersection from Gulf Avenue directly in front of the oncoming Chrysler.

The young driver attempted to avoid the collision by steering away from car but crashed into the car on the left side.

Both the driver of the Chrysler and her passenger, 37 year old Lorie Holmes suffered minor injuries and were brought to Venice memorial Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Lincoln, Pamela Monk and one of the passengers, Albert Deslippe 79 also from Canada were seriously injured during the crash and taken for medical treatment to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  Additionally two other passengers in the Lincoln MKZ, were also taken for treatment at Venice Memorial for treatment of minor injures.

The driver of the Lincoln was given a citation 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.