A 12 year old Lexington, Kentucky girl was hit by a vehicle Wednesday when a car turned onto Auburn Drive. The driver of the vehicle’s vision was impaired by the sun as she turned onto Auburn. Due to the glare of the sun, the driver failed to see the child and hit her. This tragedy happened around 4:20 p.m. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died around 5:00 p.m. from blunt force injuries from this accident.
This a tragedy, which should serve as example to all drivers that the slightest interruption in their attention to the roadway, even something as unintended as the glare of the sun, should not be taken lightly and should be prepared for. When drivers lose even partial visibility of the roadway they are not in control of their vehicles. In such instances, the worst case scenarios can happen. In this instance the worst case did occur, and a child lost her life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffiths family in their time of loss.