There are many reasons that drivers in New York and elsewhere become involved in motor vehicle accidents. Often times, they involve distracted driving activities, such as fiddling with the radio stations, talking on a cellphone or texting while driving. However, sun glare can also be a cause of car accidents. Yet no matter the cause, a motorist still has a responsibility to drive with a due regard to public safety.
Recently one motorist rear-ended a vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn. The accident reportedly happened in Ulster Park on Jan. 28 during the morning hours. The 31-year-old woman who rear-ended the other vehicle claims that she was blinded by the sun at the time.
The woman was subsequently taken to an area hospital in Poughkeepsie, but the accident also left the three occupants of the rear-ended vehicle with personal injuries. No further information about their current condition was available in a local news report. However, the woman is now facing charges for aggravated unlicensed operation, as she was driving with a suspended license.
When victims in New York and elsewhere are injured through no fault of their own and as the result of another’s negligent or willful conduct, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Here, the 31-year-old woman may have been negligent in rear-ending the other vehicle. If the three victims decide to file a personal injury claim, they may find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced New York personal injury attorney.
Source: Mid-Hudson News, “Four injured in sun glare accident,” Jan. 31, 2012