Lakewood Ranch Crash Fatal For Teenagers

A single-car accident on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard resulted in two teenagers loosing their lives.

The crash took place as fifteen year old Jared Duran and seventeen year old Brendan Shreve were driving south on Lakewood Ranch Blvd., in a Mercedes C350 heading toward Clubhouse Drive.

At approximately five in the morning, the two teenagers approached a curve in the Mercedes Sedan. The young driver failed to negotiate the curve in the road and struck the center median. After striking the curb, the car careened onto the median where it impacted a tree head-on. The force of the crash was so violent that the premium, German-engineered, luxury sedan was torn in half by the force.

The front for the car was ripped away from the rear and was carried by momentum into the north lanes of lakewood Ranch Blvd., while the shattering impact of the collision threw the rear of the car into the southbound lanes.

Authorities have reported that given the state of the vehicle excessive speed was likely a factor in the deadly crash.

In the aftermath of the crash members of the community gathered for a memorial service in memory of the teens that lost their lives.

Florida Highway patrol stated an investigation is ongoing.

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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.