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One Killed And One Critically Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On University Parkway


MANATEE COUNTY FL – Florida Highway Patrol announced one person has died and one person is in critical condition after a wrong-way crash on University Parkway early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened as a 46 year old man from Sarasota was driving a sedan eastbound heading the wrong way on the westbound lanes of University Parkway (County Road 610) heading toward the intersection with Tuttle Avenue.

At the same time a 34 year old man from Bradenton was lawfully driving a sedan heading west on the westbound lanes also approaching the intersection with Tuttle Avenue.

At 1:34 in the morning, the front of the wrong-way driver’s sedan crashed head-on into the front of the car driven by the man from  Bradenton at speed.

After the initial crash the car of the wrong-way driver spun and came to a stop in the outside lane east of Tuttle Avenue on University Parkway.

The car driven by the man from Bradenton was rotated by the impact and came to a stop also in the outside lane on University Parkway.

The 46 year old Sarasota man had not been wearing a seat belt during the crash and died as a result of the collision.

The 34 year old man from Bradenton, had been wearing a safety belt, and was seriously injured during the crash and is in critical condition at an area hospital.

FHP is investigating the crash.

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.

One Killed And One Critically Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On University Parkway

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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