Woman crashes her car after seeing spider while driving

Town of Cairo New York Police Department

In possibly the most relatable news of the week, a woman crashed her car after she saw a spider in it.

Fear of spiders and arachnids is one of the most common phobias in the world, and arachnophobia affects as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men.

There’s something about the way they move about, with all their legs and eyes and hair, that is just plain creepy, although I don’t think my fear of them goes as far as the woman involved in this incident.

Town of Cairo New York Police Department

The crash happened in Cairo, New York on Wednesday April 10th, and the local police department posted about it on their Facebook as a warning to other drivers.

After spotting the spider in her front seat the unidentified woman reportedly ‘panicked and crashed’, suffering a leg injury and totalling the car.

The police warned other drivers:

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.

People on the post sympathised with the woman in question, with Amanda Storm writing probably the most relevant comment: “For safety measures should probably burn the car too. Just to make sure it’s really dead.”

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