Two Seriously Injured In Crash On Gasparilla Road In Charlotte

Two Seriously Injured In Crash On Gasparilla Road In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol announced Three people were injured in a car accident on Gasparilla Road (county road 771) near Englewood Wednesday.

The Accident took place shortly after 11:15 A.M. as 17 year old Ryan McCann from Port Charlotte was driving a 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck north on Gasparilla Road, approaching the intersection with Marathon Boulevard.

As McCann closed on the intersection he came to a stop in the turn lane to wait for approaching traffic to pass.

At the same time 36 year old Sarah Penrose from Punta Gorda was southbound on Gasparilla Road approaching the intersection with Marathon Boulevard driving a 2010 Mazda CX7 crossover SUV with passenger 59 year old Pamela Andre, from Port Charlotte.

McCann failed to see or misjudged the oncoming SUV and attempted to turn left from Gasparilla Road across traffic onto Marathon Blvd, however he drove directly into the path of the oncoming SUV.

The right from of McCann’s Dodge RAM crashed into the left front of Penrose’s Mazda SUV. The force of the collision spun the Dodge RAM counter-clockwise onto a grassy median where it came to a stop after striking a sign pole.

The Mazda SUV was knocked into the right southbound lanes where it came to a stop facing south.

Both Saras Penrose and passenger Pamela Andre wear seriously injured in the crash. Sarah Penrose was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment and Pamela Andre was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Ryan McCann suffered minor injuries and was take to Englewood Community Hospital for treatment.

FHP stated that all parties had been wearing seat belts and that McCann has been charged with Failing to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left.

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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.