More Doctors Testify in Pastor Trial
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Thursday marked the third day of testimony in the trial of a pastor accused of killing a teenage girl with his car. More eye doctors who examined Pastor Randall Foos testified about the quality of his vision.
Doctors Karl Czirr, and Douglas Quesnel took the stand. Both are among a handful of doctors who recorded Foos' visual acuity prior to the accident.
On September 17th 2003, prosecutors accuse Foos of hitting and killing 19-year-old Sara Casey with his car.
Doctors testified Foos suffers from diabetic retinopathy and that makes it difficult for him to see.
"There is no correct prescription for a diabetic quite frankly. Their vision fluctuates daily as it does weekly and so forth," said Dr. Quesnel.
When Doctor Czirr saw Foos three and half months before the accident he said he recommended Foos not drive at all.
"Did he qualify for a restricted license on June 24th 2003?" asked prosecutors.
"According to those (numbers), no," said Czirr.
"And did he qualify for a restricted license on September 4th 2003, 13 days before this collision?" prosecutors asked.
" No," said Czirr
"Should the defendant have been granted a restricted license on any of those dates?" prosecutors asked.
"On any of those days, no," said Czirr.
After doctors reviewed their examinations, officers that had been on the scene walked jurors through the collision.
"We know that once Sara became airborne, and she struck this part of the roadway, she slid to a stop, that shows the direction she came from," said Officer Michael Gaines, Kennewick Police Department.
Officers said Sara slide 26 feet.