Sun Glare Causes Accident

YPD/Sun Glare Accident

2/28/18

Yarmouth Police and Fire Rescuers responded Tuesday morning to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Great Western Road between an SUV and a fuel oil tanker truck.

An investigation at the scene determined that a 2009 Nissan Murano was traveling East on Great Western at the posted speed. The driver told police that the sun was very low in the sky and the glare was so bad he couldn’t see.

He stated that he didn’t see the fuel truck, which had just completed a delivery, parked on the side of the road, until the very last second and never hit the brakes.

The tanker was carrying 4-thousand gallons of home heating oil and had to be towed from the scene.

No injuries were reported.

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