Motorcyclist In Critical Condition After Multi-Vehicle Crash On Manasota Key

Motorcyclist In Critical Condition After Multi-Vehicle Crash On Manasota Key

Manasota Key – Florida Highway Patrol reported a multi-vehicle accident on Manasota Key Road Monday afternoon.

The crash took place as a motorcyclist from Venice was riding southbound on Manasota Key heading toward a driveway located at 7660 Manasota Key Road.

As the motorcyclist, approached the driveway, a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Edward Ivkov, and with passenger Kimberly Ivkov, 49 from Englewood , approached the same driveway from the south.

At approximately 5:46p.m., the motorcyclist crossed the center line of the road and struck the left side of the F-150 pick up truck. The collision damaged both of the tires on the left side of the pick up truck, the rapid deflation of both tires caused the pickup truck to swerve across the center line in and into the path of an oncoming Honda 599 motorcycle ridden by 35 year old Benjamin French of Venice Florida.

The first motorcycle skidded to a halt, straddling the center line, and the F-150 pick up and Honda 599 came to a stop.

The as of yet unidentified motorcyclist, who initiated the crash was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and remains in critical condition.

Both Edward Ivkov, the driver of the F-150 and Kimberly Ivkov were unharmed in the crash, however Benjamin French, the rider of the Honda 599 was seriously injured despite wearing a helmet, and also taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Troopers stated that the unidentified motorcyclist who initiated the accident has been charged with careless driving and that both occupants of the F-150 pickup truck had not been wearing seat belts during the crash.


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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.