Visalia, CA — Two people were injured in an accident caused by a semi-truck in Visalia, California, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The accident took place at the intersection of Road 64 and Highway 198, around 9:30 in the morning.
According to reports, a semi being driven by Steve Frisby was turning from Road 64 onto 198. Fog was heavy on the road and Frisby failed to notice a vehicle being driven by Claudia de Esquivel. Frisby pulled in front of de Esquivel and despite her attempt to stop, both vehicles collided.
Cheriee Brown was traveling in another car behind de Esquivel and rear-ended her vehicle. Emergency workers took Brown and de Esquivel to Kaweah Delta Medical Center. There’s been no information released on their conditions.
Frisby was nor injured. Police are currently investigating the accident. It isn’t cleat if any charges will be filed.
Scene of the Accident
I’m sure the truck driver in this accident didn’t mean for this to happen. But truck drivers are held to a higher standard because they’re capable of causing such damage with their vehicles. And if a truck driver is already supposed to have a heightened sense of awareness, shouldn’t that be even more heightened when it’s foggy out? Sometimes the weather is bad. If a driver can’t adjust, they shouldn’t be driving. This accident wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, but there has to be some accountability.
— Grossman Law Offices