Deadly Crash On EL Jobean Rd Kills Port Charlotte Motorcyclist

Deadly Crash On EL Jobean Rd Kills Port Charlotte Motorcyclist

Florida Highway Patrol announced a man was killed in a high-speed motorcycle crash on El Jobean Road In Port Charlotte.

The report stated that at roughly 7p.m. Tuesday night, seventy-nine year old David Smith of Columbia Tennessee was eastbound on El Jobean road with passenger sixty-nine year old Venice native Robert Kirk, and began to turn left across traffic onto Cornelius Boulevard.

At the same time nineteen year motorcyclist Nicholas Novak from Port Charlotte was westbound at high speed riding a Suzuki motorcycle.

Novak crashed into Smith’s pickup truck and was killed by the collision despite wearing a helmet.

After being struck by the motorcycle, Smith’s pickup truck continued on an slammed into a telephone pole.

Troopers stated that both Smith and Kirk suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.


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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.