Motorcyclist And Passenger Critically Injured By Crash With SUV
BRADENTON FLORIDA – Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol announced two people were critically injured in a motorcycle vs SUV crash Monday.
The report states that the crash began as twenty-one year old Amanda Walker From Bradenton was driving a Ford Escape SUV northbound on 14th Street West approaching a driveway for a local business at 4420 14th Street West.
At the same time thirty four year old motorcyclist Elmer Pritchett from Bradenton, and thirty two year old passenger Kayla Knowles of Bradenton were also approaching the drive at 4420 14th Street West riding a Suzuki motorcycle.
At approximately eight O’clock in the evening, Walker tried to turn left into the driveway at 4420 14th Street West but drove directly in front of the oncoming motorcycle. With no time to avoid a crash the Suzuki motorcycle slammed into the right side of the SUV.
Both Pritchett and passenger Knowles had been wearing helmets at the time of the crash, however both were critically injured in the wreck and were transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment.
Officials from FHP have stated that Walker was given a citation for failing to yield right of way.
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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.