ABILENE, Texas -

A driver who stopped his vehicle along Loop 322 Thursday evening to search for something he had dropped out of the window is lucky to be safe after his car was struck by a distracted driver.

The accident happened just after 6 p.m. in the westbound lane of the loop near Maple Street.

The driver of a black VW told police he was blinded by the sun in his eyes when he ran into the parked car.  His VW then ended up on its side.

No one was injured, but the VW driver was cited for failure to yield.