Man From Ohio Killed In Bradenton Motorcycle Accident
BRADENTON FL – Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash in Bradenton.
The accident happened as 51 year old Steven Spears of Greenwich Ohio was on a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle, facing east in the driveway at 6916 14th Street West ( near where 14th Street West merges into U.S. 41.)
As Spears waited for traffic, 19 year old Connar William from Bradenton Florida was heading southbound on U.S. driving a 2015 Chevy Spark in the left lane.
Spears misjudged the distance of the oncoming Chevrolet and pulled out of the driveway and road directly in front of the oncoming vehicle.
The sub-compact Chevy Spark crashed into the left side of the motorcycle and threw Spears off the Harley Davidson onto the roadway facing the southwest.
After being hit the motorcycle was overturned and went down on it’s left side in the northbound lanes of U.S. 41.
The Chevy Spark spun clockwise after impact and came to a stop facing the northwest in the southbound lanes.
Spears was pronounced dead, by first responders.
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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.
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.