Manatee County Crash Kills One Leaves Another In Serious Condition
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash on a rural road in east Manatee County Saturday Morning.
The deadly crash took place after seven in the morning on Saturday when Jose Herrera was driving an Audi A6 heading south on CR39.
Herrera came upon slower traffic and attempted to pass the vehicles. However an Ford Expedition was in the northbound lanes heading north.
Herrera apparently miss-judged the distances or did not see the approaching SUV and the two vehicles collided as the Audi nearly completed the pass.
The Expedition was driven by Darrel Catrett and 22 year old from Litthia Florida. Catrett suffered serious injuries resulting from the crash and was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Herrera was killed by the head on collision though FHP has not stated whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time, given the size disparity and closing speed between the two vehicles it likely would not have helped.
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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.
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.