Lufkin teen says sun obscured view when she hit yard worker

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A man who was hit by a car while blowing leaves near a Lufkin home has been transferred to a Tyler hospital, where he is being treated for a severe leg injury.

According to a police report released on Tuesday, Joshua Norris, 30, apparently was standing on the road, on the 1300 block of Copeland Avenue, around 5 p.m. Sunday, and blowing leaves, when he turned his back to oncoming traffic to step onto the curb.

The driver of the vehicle, Leah Skipper Phillips, 16, of Lufkin, told police the sun was low and directly in her eyes and her peripheral vision was obscured when she hit Norris.

The police report states Norris had severe injuries in his left leg and was taken to Lufkin Memorial Health System of East Texas. A hospital spokeswoman said he was transferred to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Hospital records show him to be listed in fair condition.

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