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Driver Blinded by Sun Before Hitting Cyclists

A driver who struck two bicyclists outside of Rhinelander last week claims he was blinded by the sun, police say.

According to a report released by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year-old Kyle Dieringer, of Nashotah, was heading into the sun, driving east on Wisconsin Avenue shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday when the accident occurred. Diering drove into two bicyclists, 56 year-old Jeff Littman and 43 year-old Lauren Jensen.

Litmann and Jensen were transported by ambulance to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for treatment following the crash. Litmann remains in critical condition at the hospital. Jensen was treated and released Friday night.

Dieringer released a statement after the accident saying: “I was going under the speed limit, about 40 mph because it was very hard to see. I made sure to be in my lane because I couldn’t see oncoming traffic or anything much more but 10 feet in front of me. I didn’t see anyone then all of the sudden, boom, I hit two bicyclists.”

If you have been injured in a Rhinelander auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact a Rhinelander auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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