Boy From Palmetto In Serious Condition After Freight Truck Crash
Florida Highway patrol reported a five year old from Palmetto was in serious condition after being involved in a traffic accident.
The crash happened when Ralph Johnson Jr., a fifty five year old from Ellenton was driving a freight truck on 16th Avenue East in Palmetto when he approached a red light. Johnson chose to run the light and speed into the intersection.
At the same time a 2007 Toyota Camry being driven by Jessica Gonzalez, a twenty-six year old from Palmetto had the green light and proceeded into the intersection of 29th Street East and 16th Ave. East.
The right front of the fright truck smashed into the left front of the Toyota Camry. The force of the impact caused a five-year old passenger, in the Camry to be thrown from the car through a side window on to the road as the car slid to a stop.
FHP troopers said Adam Aguilar, the boy who was ejected from the car, had not been secured in a seat belt or car seat at the time of the crash. Aguilar was rushed to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg for medical treatment.
Gonzalez, and another passenger in the Camry a seven year old, were also injured in the crash and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of the freight truck was unharmed in the accident, FHP troopers cited Johnson for running the red light and Gonzalez was cited for having a child not properly restrained while driving.
About the Author
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.