Venice Fatal Hit And Run Driver Caught By FHP

Venice Fatal Hit And Run Driver Caught By FHP

SARASOTA COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol arrested a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that took place May 20th.

The crash took place as 32 year old Joshua H. McNamara was driving on U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail in a 2004 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle, approaching the intersection with Short Drive.

At the same time 19 year old Zachary R. O’Bry was crossing U.S. 41, heading east  as McNamara approached. At approximately 11:38 P.M., McNamara failed to see O’Bry and crashed into the pedestrian with the full-sized SUV. O’Bry was taken to Sarasota Memorial and pronounced dead.

After striking O’Bry McNama fled the scene, however witnesses were able to describe McNamara’s SUV as a maroon 2000 – 2005 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expedition to law enforcement.

Florida Highway Patrol continued the investigation into the crash and was later able to locate McNamara’s vehicle parked and covered at his home.

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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.