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Sun Glare Causes Three Car Wreck

If you’ve ever been driving and been blinded for a few moments by the sun, then you’ve experienced sun glare. According to the NHTSA, sun glare is responsible for a few hundred accidents every year as it only takes a few seconds to cause an accident. AAA disputes this factor because it believes that sun glare is underreported and is usually not the sole cause of an accident. Sun glare can make it impossible to see tail lights indicating a vehicle is stopping or it can make pedestrians more difficult to spot, resulting in accidents.

CNY Central reports on an accident that left a woman injured thought to be caused by sun glare.  The accident happened just after 7:00 a.m. in the town of Groton on Tuesday.  New York State Police at Ithaca responded to a call regarding an accident with a manure spreader and two other vehicles on State Route 222 near Salt Road.

41-year-old Jill Ashley Williams rear-ended the manure spreader, which was being towed by a John Deere tractor owned by the Fuller Family Dairy Groton Farm.  A few minutes after the initial impact, Albert Perreault failed to observe the initial wreck and collided with both vehicles involved in the primary crash.  Williams had to be extracted from the wreckage and was flown by helicopter to a Syracuse hospital.  No one else was injured in the accident.

Troopers believe that factors in the accident included bright glare from the sun as well as speed

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