SANTA CLARA — Santa Clara-Ivins Police responded to an incident at the intersection of Santa Clara Drive and Canyon View Drive Saturday at around 8 p.m. after the sun temporarily blinded a driver, causing a collision.
A woman in her 60s, driving a dark gray Lexus west on Santa Clara Drive, told police the sun was in her eyes, Santa Clara Police officer Chad Holt said, making her unable to clearly see ahead as she went through what she thought was a green light.
In the intersection, she crashed head-on with a dark gray pickup truck, driven by a man in his 20s.
Neither car had any passengers and neither of the drivers reported injuries.
Police did not issue a citation to either of the drivers.
Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, as there was substantial damage to the front-ends of the vehicles, Holt said.
Traffic was somewhat impacted while the scene was cleared and the vehicles were towed, Holt said, but it was not a substantial impact, since there is light traffic at that time.
Santa Clara Fire Department was on scene, with assistance from Ivins Emergency Medical Services.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
Ed. note: CORRECTION MADE Aug. 17: Report first published identified Ivins Fire Department on scene; firefighter Christopher Barela brought to our attention it was Santa Clara Fire Department with assistance from Ivins Emergency Medical Services.
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