Pastor Trial Continues
KENNEWICK, Wash. - The trial for the pastor accused of killing a teenage girl with his car continued Tuesday. One of Pastor Randall Foos' eye doctors took the stand, as well as a driver who witnessed the accident.
Prosecutors accuse Foos of hitting and killing 19 year old Sara Casey with his car on Clearwater Ave. in September 2003.
Doctor Linda Badorek examined Foos roughly four months before the accident and explained how poor his eyesight was at the time.
"If our vision was all perfect, we could stand at 100 feet and see what Mr. Foos saw at 20 feet," said Badorek.
During the visit, Badorek advised him not to drive. But Foos' defense argued his diabetes causes the quality of his vision to fluctuate.
"Would you agree with me there's no way for you to know, or anybody for that matter, what his vision was on the date of the accident?" asked Mason Pickett, Foos' Defense Attorney.
"Yes," said Badorek.
But Badorek added she doesn't believe people with Foos' condition can experience a significant change.
"Their vision is not going to be 20/100, or 20/400, or 20/50 one day, and be 20/20 the next," she said.
The driver behind Foos at the accident testified it didn't appear Foos saw Casey on her bike before he hit her.
"Reverend Foos did swerve right before the accident correct?" asked Pickett.
"No, it was after that. I saw the car driving straight, not until after I saw the girl in the air, and then I saw the swerve," said driver Lena Garza.
Kennewick Police Officers who responded to the scene also testified.