HURRICANE – A collision between a 2004 Lincoln Town Car and a 2012 Honda motorcycle Monday morning at Hurricane High School was caused by glare from the sun and left a 17-year-old boy with minor injuries.
The accident happened at 8:05 a.m. in the south parking lot of the school where the bus zone intersects with a road coming off 300 West, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.
The 46-year-old female driver of the Lincoln was coming out of the bus zone area when she pulled in front of the motorcycle, causing the collision.
“The driver said that her view was obstructed due to the sun shining in her eyes and didn’t see the motorcycle,” Buell said.
The motorcycle struck the front fender of the Lincoln at a slow speed, Buell said. The 17-year-old sustained minor leg injuries and refused transport by ambulance. He was transported privately to receive medical attention.
Buell said it’s important for drivers to be careful in such conditions where sun glare could reduce visibility.
“If the sun’s blocking our view, then we need to make sure that we take extra precautions to travel slowly and pay attention,” Buell said.
The motorcycle had to be towed from the scene. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, Buell said, and no citations were issued.
Hurricane City Police Department and Hurricane Valley Fire District responded the incident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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