Lakeland Man Killed In Manatee County Crash With Semi
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident between a Toyota Prius and a tractor trailer on State Road 62 in Manatee County.
According to troopers the crash took place shortly before nine thirty a.m. when Gerald Yankovich, a seventy-one year old from Lakeland was driving his Toyota Prius on State road 62 in eastern manatee county when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer.
The truck, driven by a man from Duette, had been stopped and waiting for traffic before turning left into a private driveway.
Yankovich failed to see the oncoming vehicle and crashed into the back of the trailer at speed in the compact car.
The force of the impact killed Yankovich. Two passengers were also in the Prius at the time of the crash, a twenty-eight year old mother and her ten year old son. Yankovich had been enroute to All Children’s Hospital taking part in the Share Ride Transportation program.
Both the mother and child suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
No charges were filed after the crash.
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.