There are certain times of day in which the glare from the sun could have a significant impact on a person’s ability to see while driving. During these times, drivers must use caution when checking for other vehicles prior to traveling through an intersection and failure to do so could prove disastrous. Glare from the sun reportedly played a role in a recent car accident in Kentucky that left up to four individuals with injuries.
Reports of the crash
According to reports, authorities responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on a recent Thursday evening. They say the incident occurred as the driver of a car was preparing to cross the highway. She reportedly failed to spot a southbound vehicle prior to veering into its path and the two vehicles proceeded to collide soon thereafter.
Authorities have advised that all three occupants in the second vehicle were transported to a medical facility with injuries, two of whom were minors. The driver who caused the crash was also taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An investigation into the incident is underway, and authorities indicate that the driver of the first vehicle admitted that the glare from the sun caused her to fail to notice the other vehicle’s presence.
Those who fail to use caution when factors obscure visibility may be at greater risk of causing a car accident to occur. Individuals in Kentucky who suffer severe or permanent harm under such scenarios may find the outcome thereof difficult to accept and they may be left with questions about the next steps to take to seek restitution. Following an accident, a person could consider speaking with an attorney for insight on the available legal avenues and assistance in preparing to navigate every step of the subsequent process.