Lakewood Ranch Crash Kills Woman From Parrish

Florida Highway Patrol reported a death resulting from a single car crash in Lakewood Ranch Thursday.

The victim was Vivian Rawls a 74 year old from Parrish. Rawls was driving north on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard in a late model Chevy SUV when she apparently lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV crossed the median and the southbound lanes before crashing into a power pole and a light pole before coming to a stop. The crash took place about a mile north of Malachite Drive. Troopers stated that Rawls had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment where she ultimately passed away.

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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.