Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Hit And Run On 301 Blvd. In Bradenton
MANATEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported on person was killed in a hit and run incident.
The crash occurred as 64 year old Thomas Xon-Gurcas from Bradenton was walking across 301 Boulevard East, entering the roadway from the south walking in a northerly direction.
As Xon-Gurcas was attempting to cross the road, a Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck was heading west on 301 Boulevard East approaching the intersection with 41st Avenue East.
As the Chevy Pick Up Truck approached Xon-Gurcas stepped into the path of the oncoming vehicle and was struck.
The force of the impact threw the pedestrian across the roadway where he came to a rest on the northern paved shoulder of 301 Blvd.
The driver of the Chevy Pickup Truck fled the scene continuing to drive westbound on 301 Blvd. East, then turned right onto US 41.
As the driver fled, an independent witness attempted to follow the driver for several blocks. However the driver of the pick up was able to get away from the witness.
The injured pedestrian was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment, where he was later pronounced dead.
Several witnesses described the hit and run vehicle as a black 2006-2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
The crash remains under investigation and FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash call David Flores or report it at Florida Crime Stoppers.
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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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