Motorcycle Accident Injures Two In Venice

Motorcycle Accident Injures Two In Venice

Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcycle accident in Venice Friday afternoon.

The crash took places shortly after five in the afternoon when eighty nine year old Robert Berkel of Nokomis was exiting the parking lot of Venice Toyota.

As Berkel attempted to cross U.S. 41 bypass and get to the median, motorcyclist twenty seven year old Dokota Winkle, and a passenger identified only as a twenty one year old female from Cape Coral, were also driving on U.S. 41 Bypass approaching the entrance to Venice Toyota.

Berkel failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycle and struck the motorcycle towards the rear. The impact of the collision ejected both Winkle and his passenger from the motorcycle onto the roadway and the car Berkle was driving was knocked into a spin coming to rest in the median.

Both motorcyclist Dokota Wikle and his passenger were seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment.

FHP Troopers have stated that charges are pending for Berkel.

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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.