Motorcyclist In Bradenton Dies In Crash On US 41 Near Whitfield

Motorcyclist In Bradenton Dies In Crash On US 41 Near Whitfield

Bradenton – According to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol, one man was killed after being involved in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 41 Friday morning.

The wreck happened as fifty-three year old Maureen Salom from Bradenton was driving north in a Honda Civic approaching the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue.

At roughly the same time thirty year old motorcyclist John Woodward of Bradenton was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle south on U.S. 41, also approaching the intersection with Pearl Avenue.

At approximately 7 a.m. Salom attempted to turn left onto Pearl Avenue and drove directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.

Woodward, who witnesses stated had been traveling at a high rate of speed, and likely exceeding the speed limit tried to stop as the car turned in front of him.

However the motorcycle locked brakes and skidded into the side of the Honda Civic as Salom attempted to turn onto Pearl from U.S. 41.

The motorcycle struck the Honda Civic with enough force to spin the car, and the impact threw Woodward from the motorcycle, where he died from his injuries.

Salom sustained minor injuries in the crash.

FHP has stated the crash is still under investigation and as of yet no charges have been filed.

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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.