4 Bicyclists Critically Injured On Center Road In Venice
Venice FL – Initial report from Florida Highway Patrol announced an accident on Center Road involving 4 bicyclists and a car.
The crash took place as four cyclists, currently identified only as 3 males and 1 female, where riding bicycles in the right eastbound land of Center Road, just west of Rockley Boulevard.
At approximately 10:26 am, the bicyclists changed lanes from the right-hand lane into the left lane, entering the path of an oncoming 2008 Chevy sedan.
The Chevrolet collided with all 4 of the bicyclists at speed.
The resulting impact knocked all 4 cyclists to the ground. Three of the injured where transported by helicopter to an area hospital, and a fourth was taken by ambulance to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
All 4 injured cyclists were listed in critical condition.
FHP has stated the investigation is ongoing.
Images from the scene of the accident:
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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.
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