Teen blinded by sun, hits oncoming vehicle | TheUnion.com

Teen blinded by sun, hits oncoming vehicle

A teenager was injured in a car crash on Highway 20 outside Nevada City when he turned in front of an oncoming van after being blinded by the sun, a California Highway Patrol officer said Sunday.

The crash occurred at 4 p.m., according to a CHP officer at the scene.

The 17-year-old was traveling westbound on Highway 20 in a 1989 maroon Volkswagen Scirroco when he tried to make a left-hand turn onto Nevada Street, CHP Officer Rod Akin said. “He couldn’t stop in time,” he said.

The teen was transported by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, where a supervising nurse said he was treated and released.

Roy N. Potter, 41, of Sun Valley, Nev., was driving home after visiting his father in Oroville and was unhurt. He hopes to have his van repaired, he said.

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