One Killed, One Critically Injured In Accident With Semi-Truck Near Arcadia

One Killed, One Critically Injured In Accident With Semi-Truck Near Arcadia

Arcadia Florida – A fatal accident involving a tractor trailer Sunday morning was reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident happened as thirty year old Sean Driscoll of Sarasota, and his passenger thirty-six year old William Mullady of Tampa, were eastbound on State Road 70, driving a Nissan Sentra.

At the same time a Peterbilt Tractor Trailer driven by forty-three year old Gary Farabee of Wauchula was heading west also on State Road 70.

At roughly twenty minutes before noon, both vehicles closed the distance between each other west of the intersection with North West Wuthrich Avenue. For reasons unknown Driscoll’s Nissan drifted out of it’s lane and into the path of the approaching semi-truck.

Farabee tried to avoid a crash by swerving off the roadway onto the shoulder, however the Nissan crashed into the side of the trailer at speed.

First responders stated that although Driscoll had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash he was fatally injured in the collision. Passenger William Mullady was critically injured in the crash, however Farabee the driver of the truck was unharmed.

Florida Highway Patrol has stated that the accident remains under investigation.

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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.