Accident On Gasparilla Road Kills Bicyclist Near Boca Grande

Accident On Gasparilla Road Kills Bicyclist Near Boca Grande

Charlotte County – Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident near Boca Grande Tuesday involving a cyclist and SUV.

The accident took place as 65 year old Katherine Imbrie from Rhode Island was riding a bicycle south on Gasparilla Road (State Road 771) along the shoulder approaching the intersection with Gulf Shores Drive.

At the same time 69 year old Jeffrey L. Walker from Fryeburg, Maine was also southbound on Gasparillia Road in a full-sized 2014 Black Toyota Sequoia SUV and approaching the cyclist near the intersection with Gulf Shores Drive.

At approximately 1:03p.m., for reasons unknown Imbrie fell off her bicycle and onto the roadway directly into the path of the SUV closing from behind.

The Toyota Sequoia collided with Imbrie, where she was fatally injured by the collision coming to rest on the southbound lane of Gasparilla Road.

Imbrie had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and FHP stated that  alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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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.