State Road 70 Crash Kills Bradenton Scooter Rider

FHP reported a man riding a scooter on State Road 70 was killed after being struck buy another vehicle.

The fatal crash took place when forty one year old Lance Hadden of Bradenton was heading east on State Road 70 Sunday evening.

As Hadden approached the intersection with I-75 from the right lane eighteen year old Zacchaeus Wiedeman from Bradenton was driving a Jeep Liberty in the center lane of State Road 70 adjacent to Hadden.

Wiedeman attempted to change lanes, driving into the right lane where he crashed into the back of Hadden’s scooter.

The force of the collision threw Hadden from the scooter onto the roadway where he sustained life-threatening injuries.

Hadden was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, however medical staff were unable to save him and he succumbed to his injuries.

Wiedeman, the driver of the Jeep Liberty has been charged with careless driving.

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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.