Driver temporarily blinded by the sun hits bicyclist

April 4, 2017

A driver who failed to shield the sun hit a bicyclist near Avila Beach Tuesday morning. The crash left the bicyclist lying in the roadway with moderate to major injuries. [KSBY]

Around 7 a.m., the driver was turning to enter Highway 101 near San Luis Bay Drive and did not see the bicyclist approaching, according to the CHP. Investigators said the bicyclist had the right-of-way.

Responders transported the bicyclist to the hospital.

It is not yet clear whether authorities will cite the driver.

Initially, the collision was reported to have occurred in the area of Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road. Emergency responders traveled to that location prior to determining where the crash actually occurred.



  1. fluorideguy says:

    In his defense, today had a very weird chemtrail haze going on which was weird look unnatural sunlight today. When the light is going through the fake clouds you see people squinting more often as well.

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    • paragon says:

      “chemtrail haze”??? Are you talking about air pollution aka smog? You must be from LA – we don’t get much of that around here.

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    • r0y says:

      I’ll wager your “chemtrail haze” might have something to do with the night before? ;-)

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  2. jimmy_me says:

    Safe drivers don’t drive when blinded.

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    • kayaknut says:

      Safe cyclists don’t ride two or more abreast and obey all travel laws, wishful thinking.

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      • RonHolt says:

        True. But how is that relevant to this situation?

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      • jimmy_me says:

        Yet whatever cyclists do, they probably do it with their eyes sending information to their brains.

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