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Wisconsin woman killed in multi-vehicle collision

At certain hours of the morning and evening in Wisconsin, the sun’s glare can be blinding for automobile drivers. Sun visors can help, but when the sun is low in the sky, they become all but ineffective, especially for those who are driving directly into the sun. During these times, it is important for drivers to slow down to ensure that they have enough time to react if another vehicle or object crosses their path.

A fatal car accident that resulted in a multi-vehicle collision was reportedly caused by sun glare. The accident occurred in the early morning recently, most likely while the sun was still low in the sky. A 58-year-old Madison, Wisconsin woman was driving her car eastbound into the sun’s glare. At around the intersection where Highways 31 and 151 meet, the woman crashed into a motorcycle. It is not known exactly how the collision occurred, just that the woman was blinded by the sun and likely did not see the motorcyclist until it was too late.

When the woman got out of her car, she was hit by another car and died. This caused six other vehicles to crash into each other and cause a pile up on the highway. A total of four people were taken to the hospital for treatment.

This is a tragic accident that could have been avoided with a little caution. Those who were injured may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney about their right to compensation for their medical expenses and damages done to their vehicles.

Source: JS Online, “Sun glare blamed in fatal crash near Madison’s east side,” Steve Schultze, Sep. 21, 2013

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