Cyclist Struck And Killed In Bradenton ON 5th Street East

MANATEE COUNTY 05/16/2018 – FHP announced a man was struck and killed while riding a bicycle in Bradenton Wednesday night.

According to the report the accident took place as 47 year old Jose Juarez from Bradenton was riding a bicycle 5th Street East heading north, just south of the intersection with 59thAvenue East.

At the same time motorist, 20 year old Torres Salvador from Bradenton was approaching in a 2007 Toyota Camry with passenger 21  year old Iyya Arjonaulla also of Palmetto FL.

For reasons unknown, Juarez entered to roadway and road into the path of the oncoming car, driven by Salvador.

Salvador did not see the cyclist in the dark and as a result the right front of the Toyota Camry crashed into the bicycles right side.

The resulting impact threw Juarez from his bicycle onto the roadway where he came to a stop between the north and south lanes of 5th Street East. Juarez was fatally injured by the initial impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Juarez was not wearing a helmet during the crash and the bicycle was not equipped with lights.

Torres Salvador was arrested for driving without a drivers license.

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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.