Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sun Glare While Driving – May 2017

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving, and traffic safety in general. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition

Off-duty deputy killed in crash involving bus carrying Tesla employees on East Bay Freeway, CHP says | LA Times

“An off-duty Alameda County sheriff’s deputy was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a Tesla employee bus on an East Bay freeway, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed the crash “took the life of our deputy.” He was identified as Sroeuy Khin.

Khin had just gotten off work and was headed home on the eastbound Interstate 580 near Tracy in Alameda County, said Officer Derek Reed, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

Khin, who was driving a Volkswagen Beetle, was stopped for an unknown reason in a freeway lane near Grant Line Road when the employee tour bus rear-ended the vehicle, he said.

The driver of the tour bus told officers that the sun glare was blinding and he did not see the Volkswagen, Reed said.”…

Blinding Sun Possibly Led To Crash That Killed Alameda County Deputy | via @mariaCBS5

Crashes block roads in Plymouth as sun dazzles drivers | Plymouth Herald

Low sun glare has caused at least one accident in Plymouth

“There have been two crashes in Plymouth already this morning, with police saying at least one has been caused by the glare from the low morning sun.

A collision at 6.45am has had left Old Laira Road partially blocked, close to Riga Terrace.

Police have said this accident was caused by low sun glare and a car has hit a traffic island.”…

Sun glare believed to be factor >

Serious accident involving motorcycle on 490 West Tuesday evening | Rochester First

Serious accident involving motorcycle on I490 West

“A serious accident on I490 West at the Goodman Street exit ramp sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday evening.

State Police say Charles Campbell, 56, of Pittsford, failed to stop for traffic ahead of him. Police say he drove his 2015 Harley Davidson into the Nissan Altima ahead of him. Police say the Altima was slowing on the exit ramp when Campbell rear-ended the vehicle.

Campbell was ejected from his motorcycle, which caused him to strike an SUV that was stopped ahead of the Altima. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The operators of the other vehicles were not injured, and no charges will be filed against any of the involved operators.

Police say they believe sun glare may have been a contributing factor in the accident.”

Cheers, Ralph

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