Nokomis Motorcycle Crash Injures Man From North Port

FHP reported a motorcyclist was in critical condition after a crash on US 41 in Nokomis.

The accident took place when a man only identified as a twenty-three year old from North Port, rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on U.S. 41 at roughly six in the morning.

Shortly after the motorcyclist passed Sorrento Inlets Drive he did not follow a curve in the road, instead rode directly into the adjacent lane causing him to crash into the rear of a Chrysler Sebring.The force of the collision threw the Man from his motorcycle onto the roadway where he was struck by a Nissan Rogue SUV.

The motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash was critically injured and flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Neither the driver of the Sebring, fifty-six year old Kimberly Dayton of Nokomis, nor the driver of the Nissan, forty-eight year old Melody Pruitt were hurt in the crash.


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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.