Road Blockage Causes Fatal Accident On State Road 70
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident on SR 70 in Manatee County.
Shortly before 4:00a.m. an accident on State Road 70 resulted in a large pile of sod being dumped onto the roadway just west of Betts road, blocking the eastbound lanes.
Minutes later twenty one year old Shayne Williams of Myakka City heading eastward on State Road 70 in a 1996 Ford Mustang approached the sod on the roadway in the darkness of night.
At the same time fifty one year old truck driver Barbaro Carabeo, of Valrico was driving a 2007 Mack Truck following behind Williams Mustang.
Williams unaware of the sod on the roadway collided with the road blockage and was brought to a stop on SR 70.
Shortly after hitting the sod, the Mack Truck crashed into the rear of Williams Mustang and forced the smaller vehicle another 384 feet down the road before coming to a stop.
Williams sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment, however he later died of his injuries.
Troopers have charged trucker, Barbaro Carabeo with careless driving.
About the Author
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.