Manatee County Crash Kills Sarasota Motorcyclist
Bradenton Florida – A fatal crash Thursday evening has been reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The report states that at approximately ten thirty Thursday evening a motorist driving a Ponitac Grand AM was driving in the middle turn-lane on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with Florida Avenue.
At the same time twenty one year old Sarasota motorcyclist Zachary Rogers and a passenger where riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R and also approaching the intersection with Florida Boulevard and U.S. 41.
As the motorcyclist and passenger neared the intersection, the driver of the Pontiac Grand AM attempted to turn from the turn lane on U.S. 41 onto Florida Boulevard, and drove directly into the oncoming motorcycle.
The car slammed into to the motorcycle with lethal force, killing Rogers and seriously injuring his passenger.
The impact of the crash sent both vehicles skidding off the road, and the passenger of the motorcycle was rushed to Sarasota Memorial for emergency medical treatment.
Officials from the FHP has stated that the crash is currently under investigation.
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.