Hudson Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On US 41 In Bradenton

Hudson Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On U.S. 41 In Bradenton

MANATEE COUNTY –  A fatal motorcycle accident was reported by Florida Highway Patrol Tuesday evening.

The report states that shortly before 6:30p.m. 54 year old Bradley Bubp of Piqua Ohio was stopped in the left turn lane on U.S. 41 south of the intersection with 69th Avenue west with passengers, Maria Bubp 52, and 11 year old Dana Bupb in a 2011 Chevy Avalanche pick up truck.

At the same time, 26 year old Sean Kunkle from Hudson Florida was approaching the intersection of 69th Avenue West while southbound on U.S. 41 riding a 2006 Kawasaki Zx1400 motorcycle.

At 6:37 p.m., Bradley Bubp attempted to make a U-turn and proceeded to drive into the path of the oncoming motorcycle, Kunkle saw the full sized truck advance into his lane and swerved to the left while braking sharply to avoid a collision, however the motorcycle lost traction and overturned onto it’s left side continuing to toward the pickup truck where the front of the Kawasaki motorcycle crashed into the right side of the full-sized Chevy pick up truck.

After impacting the the pick up truck the motorcycle came to a stop facing the southwest on U.S. 41.

EMS personal later pronounced Kunkle dead at the scene of the crash. Kunkle had been wearing a helmet during the accident.

FHP stated that charges were pending.


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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.