Yesterday's spectacular solar eclipse has already been blamed for at least one car accident involving a 26-year-old female driver who claims to have been blinded by the sun just at the tail end of the event. She was driving toward the intersection of Grand and Walnut Avenues in South San Francisco when she collided with two pedestrians in the crosswalk, a 40-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter.
The victims were transported to the hospital and the girl suffered a broken arm. The mother suffered only minor injuries.
The driver, who lives in San Bruno, was driving a 1997 Audi sedan, and she said the glare from the setting sun just at the end of the eclipse, around 7:10 p.m., prevented her from seeing the pedestrians. That and/or she was taking Instagram photos of the eclipse while driving... but that's just speculation. In any event: lawsuit!