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Glare from sun blamed for wreck
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The sun is up for hours, but it takes only a few moments for its blinding glare to cause an accident like this one Monday on Manchester Highway. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

The glaring sun is being blamed for two vehicles colliding Monday on Manchester Highway. 

According to Warren County Sheriff’s Department, David A. Myers, 75, of Pelham, was attempting to pull onto the highway from a driveway in the area of Hiawassee Church of Christ at 5:20 p.m. Monday and he pulled into the path of Hunter G. Hobbs, 24, of Morrison.

“Myers stated that his vision was obstructed by the sun and he did not see the vehicle driven by Hobbs,” said Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker. 

Myers was driving a 2014 Ford Escape. It came to rest in the middle of the highway. 

Hobbs was traveling inbound driving a 2002 Ford Ranger. The impact caused the vehicle to veer to the right, leave the roadway and strike a utility pole.

Warren County EMS treated both drivers for minor injuries at the scene. Both refused transport to Saint Thomas River Park for continued care.

No citations were issued.