An upstate New York woman crashed her vehicle after she discovered a spider riding in her vehicle and panicked.
“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,” the Cairo Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on the incident. “It is believed that the operator of the vehicle noticed a SPIDER in the drivers area with her as she was driving.”
“The operator panicked and crashed suffering a leg injury from the crash,” it said. Still, arachnophobia is a very common — if irrational — fear, and they know “it is easier for some drivers than others.”
Still, the police department emphasized, “PLEASE, try to teach new drivers and yourselves to overcome the fear and pull over to a safe place. Lives depend on it.”