Spiders are small and, generally, harmless but one has caused an accident! It nearly cost the life of the driver who freaked out and lost control of the vehicle after seeing the arachnid inside her car. Ooops.
The Town of Cairo New York Police Department shared a photo of the vehicle after the investigation to raise awareness that things like this could happen and that drivers should have the presence of mind to know what to do.
“After investigating today’s crash on Silver Spur Road we feel it necessary to bring up a contributing factor that is not covered too often. It is believed that the operator of the vehicle noticed a SPIDER in the driver’s area with her as she was driving.
The operator panicked and crashed suffering a leg injury from the crash. We know that it is easier for some drivers than others but PLEASE, try to teach new drivers and yourselves to overcome the fear and pull over to a safe place. Lives depend on it.”
The woman was not named but it was revealed that she suffered leg injuries due to the accident which happened last April 10 at Cairo, New York.
The car was badly wrecked, but it was still a good thing that the woman had not hit any other vehicle or pedestrian after she freaked out from seeing the spider.
While there are many people who fear spiders and that spiders could really just appear in the car at any given time, the police department hopes that the driver will have the presence of mind to pull over to a safe place. If you’re no longer going at high speed on the highway, you can freak out in your parked car. Whew!