Dangerous Windshield Glare

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Motorist William DeWees, 78, collided with a cyclist at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Bart Fieseler, 45, sustained internal injuries and a possible broken leg said Payson Police Commander Don Engler.

"The driver was making a left turn off Bonita (Street) onto the Beeline (Highway) southbound. The driver reported to us that due to sun glare, he didn't see the bicyclist."

Fieseler was flown to a Valley hospital for treatment. Engler said the accident is under investigation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sun glare causes about 200 fatalities a year.

To prevent sun-glare accidents, Engler said use visors, wear sunglasses, slow down and proceed with caution.

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