Accident In Venice on Jacaranda Blvd Kills One

Accident In Venice on Jacaranda Blvd Kills One

Venice Florida – Florida Highway Patrol reported a Fatal Accident on Jacaranda Boulevard In Venice Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred as 72 year old Robert Cole from Venice was stopped in the left turn lane of Hatchett Creek Boulevard at the intersection with Jacaranda Boulevard in a 2016 Lexus RX350 cross-over SUV.

As Cole waited to turn onto Jacaranda, 40 year old Eric Skeens from Venice was southbound on Jacaranda Boulevard driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla, approaching the intersection with Hatchett Creek Boulevard from the north.

At 12:23 PM, Cole failed to see the oncoming Toyota and attempted to turn onto Jacaranda boulevard and proceeded into the intersection driving directly into the path of the oncoming car.

The front of the Toyota Corolla slammed into the driver-side of the Lexus at speed, severely injuring Cole.

Prior to the arrival of FHP troopers, Cole was taken first to Venice Regional Hospital and then, due to the severity of his injuries was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

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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.