PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The sun may have been a factor in the death of a 71-year-old Perryville man in a bicycle accident Friday evening, officials said.
About 7 p.m., Robert Pinar and his wife were riding their bicycles southbound on Highway 51 in south Perryville, when they approached a disabled car on the side of the road, Perry County coroner Herbert E. Miller said. Pinar rode his bicycle into the southbound traffic to go around the vehicle and a southbound car struck him, Miller said.
The unidentified driver said the sun was in her eyes, Miller said. She put her hand up to block the sun and struck Pinar, Miller said.