SF Woman Blames Car Crash on Eclipse

She says she was blinded by glare when she hit pedestrians
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2012 1:27 AM CDT
Updated May 22, 2012 1:50 AM CDT
SF Woman Blames Car Crash on Eclipse
Spectacular, but keep your eyes on the road...   (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)

A San Francisco driver blamed the moon moving in front of the sun for preventing her from spotting the pedestrians moving in front of her vehicle. The 26-year-old woman told cops that she had looked at the "ring of fire" annular eclipse and had been temporarily blinded by its glare before running into a mother and daughter crossing the street, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The 10-year-old girl suffered a broken arm, while her mother received bumps and bruises. The driver has not been arrested or ticketed, but the eclipse excuse "probably won’t fly," says a police spokesman. (Read more car crash stories.)

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