14 Year Old Bicyclist killed in Port Charlotte Hit-and-Run

Police are searching for the driver of a hit-and-run pickup truck that was involved in a fatal crash with a fourteen year old cyclist.

FHP announced fourteen year old Devin Federly was riding southbound on his bicycle on Sheehan Blvd just north of the intersection with State Ave., along the edge of the roadway.

At approximately 8p.m. what was described as an older pickup truck apparently crossed into the wrong lanes an struck Federly. After the impact the driver of the truck fled the scene.

The force of the impact threw the fourteen year old boy from his bicycle and onto the side of the road.

Federly was rushed to Bayfront Port Charlotte for treatment but medical staff were unable to save him.

Police stated a witness described the vehicle as a silver pickup truck with a single cab that was damaged in the right front and front windshield.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked that anyone who has knowledge of the pickup or witnessed the crash to call them at 239-344-1730.

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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.