The sunshine is what California, and in particular San Diego, is known for. In this case, it caused a pedestrian accident.
The San Diego car accident attorneys at our law firm wish that every car could come equipped with technology that doesn’t allow distracted driving to occur. We also hope that drivers do their part to prevent the sun from getting into their eyes.
Sunshine in a motorist’s eyes brought two pedestrians to the hospital.
Sunshine in a motorist’s eyes is claimed to be the cause of a pedestrian accident in Rancho San Diego (Source: 10News.com)
Snow and rain are two of the top causes of car accidents, but according to 10 News, sunshine was responsible for a pedestrian accident that ended up hurting a woman and her young son in East County.
From the notes in the sheriff’s official report, the woman and the young child were struck near the intersection of Fury Lane and Via Rancho San Diego right after 6 p.m. The driver claimed that the sun was in his eyes, and he couldn’t see the pedestrians.
Both the mother and her son were taken to Mercy Hospital via airlift for further medical treatment. It has been reported that the child suffered major injuries and that the woman also sustained catastrophic injuries.
Will there always be driver distractions? Our firm’s car accident attorneys in San Diego say “of course,” which is why we need to be prepared for the unexpected. A lot of the time we feel that bad weather leads to car accidents when the inverse is just the same: sunny days can distract motorists and just as easily throw them off their path and into harm’s way, as this case proved.
It’s never a bad idea to keep your sunglasses in your glove compartment. You never know when they might prevent a car accident.
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