University Parkway Hit And Run Injures Man From Palmetto
Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit-and-run crash after a pedestrian was struck and injured on University Parkway Wednesday night.
The incident took place just before 10p.m. as seventy one year old Sigurd Hagen of Palmetto was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of University Parkway near the intersection with Lockwood Ridge Road.
As Hagen proceeding into the roadway outside of the crosswalk he was struck by a vehicle that continued on down University Parkway fleeing the scene.
Hagen was seriously injured by the impact and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit-and-run to contact Trooper D.A. Cole at 239-938-1800.
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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.