Two Injured In Three Car Crash On US 41 In North Port

Two Injured In Three Car Crash On US 41 In North Port

North Port Florida – Florida Highway Patrol reported a multi-car crash with injuries on U.S. 41 Wednesday morning.

The accident began as 67 year old Robert John Malloy driving a 2004 Toyota Highlander SUV was northbound on U.S. 41, followed by  61 year old Mary Davenport Morgan in a 2008 Volvo C70 sedan in the left lane.

As the two vehicles neared Warm Mineral Springs at the intersection with Ortiz Boulevard and began to slow down for stopped traffic further north.

Following behind Morgan’s Volvo was 69 year old Louis Joseph Cochia from North Port driving a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette.

At 7:38 a.m. Cochia failed to slow down for the slowing traffic and his Corvette crashed into the rear end of the Volvo Sedan, the impact of the crash pushed Morgan’s Volvo forward where it impacted into the back of Malloy’s Toyota SUV.

Cochia was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Mary Morgan suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Robert Mallow was not injured in the crash.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.


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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.