Bicycle vs Pickup Crash Critically Injures Man From Port Charlotte
The report from Florida Highway Patrol stated that a Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into a motorized bicycle on Tamiami Trail in port Charlotte.
The crash took place as the twenty five year old Andrew Toner from Port Charlotte was trying to cross Tamiami Trail near Elkcam Blvd. At the same time fourty nine year old Anthony Maiello, also from Port Charlotte, was heading south on Tamiami Trail in his Ram pickup truck.
Toner road into the path of the oncoming Dodge Ram, Maiello attempted to avoid a crash but there was not enough time to stop. The force of the crash resulted in Toner sustaining critical injuries and he was taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Toner was not wearing a helmet during the accident. Traffic was stopped for roughly 60 minutes while crews and police responded to 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.