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New York woman crashes, totals car after seeing spider

Courtesy of Town of Cairo New York Police Department
Courtesy of Town of Cairo New York Police Department

CAIRO, N.Y. – A New York woman crashed her car, but for a pretty uncommon reason ... she saw a spider while driving. 

KWQC reports that the woman is "deathly afraid" of spiders, so when she saw the eight-legged intruder while our running errands, authorities say she panicked. 

The woman apparently veered off the road and crashed into a stone wall, totaling her car. 

Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital for a leg injury. 

“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,” a post from the Cairo Police Department reads. “Lives depend on it.”


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