Semi Hits, Kills Pedestrian Along I-75 In Sarasota County

Semi Hits, Kills Pedestrian Along I-75 In Sarasota County

FHP announced two pedestrians were struck by a tractor-trailer while on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County near Venice Florida.

The report states that the victims, twenty-four year old Kayla Dicintio of Bradenton, and twenty-four year old Donald Cady of Bradenton, were pulled onto the right shoulder of I-75 North to tie down cargo in their pick up truck early in the morning.

At 15 minutes before 2:00 a.m., forty six year old Carlos Diaz from Tampa was driving a Freightliner tractor trailer in the right lane approaching the stopped pickup truck.

Both Cady and Dicintio were struck by the oncoming truck. The collision killed Dicintio and seriously injured Cady.

Lanes of I-75 were closed for hours as Troopers investigated 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.