In Merritt Island, Florida Sun’s Glare Causes Pedestrian Accident

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In the Sunshine State of Florida, sun glare can be a factor for drivers and the cause of accidents, including accidents involving pedestrians. Taking precautions, such as wearing sunglasses, cleaning your windows, slowing down, and using your visor are simply a few ways to avoid accidents due to the sun glare in Florida.
A Merritt Island child, 10-year-old David Yassa, was hit by a car as he attempted to cross the road. The driver, Louis Martin Karg, told officers that the sun’s glare made it difficult for him to see the child, who was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2002, 158 fatal accidents were reported to be the result of sun glare. The issue of sun glares, or even light glares in the evening are serious. Drivers and pedestrians should consider such risks while driving and take the proper precautions to ensure such accidents do not exist.

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