Bradenton Three-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Woman

FHP announced an eighty year old woman was in serious condition after being injured in a 3-vehicle crash on U.S. 41.

The crash took place as eighty year old Bradenton resident Catherine McCarthy attempted to cross U.S. 41 at Orlando Avenue. A roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, McCarthy was proceeded into the north bound lanes from the turn lane at Orlando avenue.

As McCarthy entered U.S. 41 in her 2011 GMC Terrain she drove directly into the path of an oncoming car driven by 19 year old Rodolfo Garcia, also of Bradenton.

The force of the crash pushed McCarthy’s SUV into another direction where is was struck by 52 year old Ronnie Tacle’s Nissan Frontier pick up truck.

Both Tacle and Garcia sustained minor injuries, McCarthy was seriously injured and transported to Blake Medical Center.

McCarthy was cited for causing 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.