November 13, 2010–According to the CHP incident webpage, thick fog returned to the Bakersfield area this morning around 4 am in the Stockdale region near Bakersfield.
According to State law, in California Truck drivers have a greater duty of care to drive safely in fog and rain than do ordinary drivers. This concept is useful to instruct a jury on the relative responsibilities for causing an accident between a big rig and a private vehicle. The big rig should pull over when conditions are extreme.
We are currently suing a Juarez Trucking driver for blocking cross traffic during 150 foot visibility fog west of Bakersfield at Taft Highway and Interstate 5. An oilfield seimic testing supervisor lost his life in a fiery collision which should have been avoided. Call us if you have been involved in a fog accident in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Our offices are located in Visalia. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.