7 Car Crash In St. Petersburg Kills One

St. Petersburg Police reported a deadly accident involving seven vehicles. The crash took place at roughly 5p.m.  as a black van was driving at southbound at excessive speeds on 34th Street S and approached the intersection with 38th Avenue.

Several vehicles were apparently stopped at the intersection waiting for the light to turn green when the van crashed into them at high speed.

The force of the impact caused several vehicles to be slammed into each other resulting in one death and at least five people injured including a young child, a woman and three adult males.

Witnesses described the driver as a middle age male driving a black van with Alabama state tags. The man was found deceased behind the wheel of the van however St. Petersburg Police are still investigating the accident to fully determine the events.

During cleanup 34th Street was closed to all traffic between 30th Ave. and 40th ave. as crews worked to clear away wreckage and officers conducted their investigation.

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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.