Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Crash With Semi

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Crash With Semi On McIntosh Road

FHP reported a crash with injures on McIntosh Road Saturday between a motorcyclist and a tractor trailer.

The accident happened as forty-nine year old truck driver Robert Valentino from Seffner was driving a tractor trailer westbound on Oak View Drive and turning left onto McIntosh Road.

At the same time nineteen year old Michael Morris from Sarasota was riding a Honda motorcycle northbound on McIntosh Road approaching the intersection with Oak View Drive at a high rate of speed.

As Morris approached the intersection Valentino was still completing his turn and the trailer was blocking the roadway on McIntosh.

Morris was traveling too fast to avoid a collision and collided with the semi truck as is attempted to finish the turn onto McIntosh.

Morris was critically injured as a result of the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

Officials from FHP has stated the crash remains under investigation.


About the Author

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.