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Fuel Tanker Truck Catches Fire in DUI Vehicle Accident, on Highway 99, in Tulare County

December 25, 2015- A semi tanker truck accident took place in Tulare County, on Friday.  The drunk driving collision happened on Highway 99, north of Earlimart, at about 2:30 AM.

Juan Guerrero, 23, of Earlimart, was reported to have been driving while under the influence, headed southbound on Highway 99.  His car collided with the back of a big rig carrying diesel fuel in two tankers, north of Avenue 56, near Ducor.

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Upon collision the tanker burst into flames, but did not explode.  The automobile then swerved onto the shoulder and came to a stop.

Guerrero suffered moderate injuries, which included a broken left femur, and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.

The driver of the tractor-trailer; Michael Strauss, 35, of Madera, complained of back pain, but otherwise was unharmed.

Guerrero was arrested for DUI.

Please give me a call if you need legal representation or a consultation. Attorney John Rozier, contact online or call us at 559-713-0159. My firm is located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave.

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