An elderly woman was injured Monday morning after sun glare caused her to crash while driving along Route 309 in West Penn Township.
The crash occurred just after 7 a.m. as the victim, who has not yet been identified, was traveling south while climbing the Blue Mountain. The woman as well as many of the first responders were blinded by the rising sun and windshields that instantly fogged up with sudden temperature changes.
As the woman was climbing the mountain and lost her vision she drove into the rear of a car that had slowed down due to the sun glare.
The victim was treated at the scene by members of the Penn Mahoning Ambulance and Lehighton paramedics then transported to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.
West Penn Fire Company No. 1 responded with their fire police maintaining traffic control at the scene.
West Penn police are investigating the incident.