Tampa Crash Closes I- 75 lanes near Fletcher Avenue

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on I-75 in Tampa at the Fletcher Avenue exit resulted in one driver suffering critical injuries.

The Northbound lanes of I-75 were closed for over an hour as police and crews cleared away the wreckage of the accident.

Troopers stated that the crash occurred at roughly 3:20p.m. when Eduardo Villegas-Diaz, a  seventy-six year old man from Brandon had been driving on the northbound lanes of Interstate Seventy Five and for reasons unknown swerved sharply to the right.

Diaz traveled right crossing all of the lanes of traffic and drove onto the median where he crashed into a tree.

The crash seriously injured Diaz who was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No others were injured in the crash.

The interstate was reopened shortly after 4:40p.m.

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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.