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A Hit and Run Crash Monday Leaves Parrish Motorcyclist In Critical Condition Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY – FHP announced a man from Parrish is in critical condition after being struck during a hit-and-run while riding a motorcycle Monday afternoon.

The deadly collision began as a 56-year-old-man from Parrish, Florida was riding a motorcycle eastbound on US 301, east of the intersection with 45th Avenue East.

As the motorcyclist was traveling down the roadway, a sport utility vehicle driven by an unknown person was following closely behind the motorcycle.

At 3:25 PM the motorcycle entered a turn toward the left and began to negotiate the turn when the SUV failed to slow down and the front of the SUV crashed into the rear of the motorcycle.

The force of the collision redirected the motorcycle off the roadway where it overturned, coming to rest on the south shoulder of US 301. The man from Parish was ejected from his motorcycle and also came to rest on the south shoulder of the road.

The driver of the motorcycle was then taken to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment in critical condition.

After crashing into the motorcycle the driver of the SUV then fled the scene, continuing to travel east on US 301.

Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the SUV was described as a black, 2008-2010 Nissan sport utility vehicle with a Florida License plate. The black SUV also had damage on the front right side of the vehicle.

FHP has asked that anyone with information regarding this crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or crimestoppers.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

A Hit and Run Crash Monday Leaves Parrish Motorcyclist In Critical Condition Manatee County

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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