Man Crashed His Car After Being Scared By A Spider
Discovering a spider in your immediate vicinity is enough to frighten even the bravest of souls.
And for one man, spotting one of the creepy crawlies in his car proved to be all to much, causing him to crash his car.
The panicking motorist has taken his eyes off the road when he spotted the eight-legged arachnid and tried to catch it.
It was only then that he ploughed into a car parked in a layby on the A50 in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Police shared a photo of the wrecked cars - a silver Citroen Saxo and a red model - after the crash which left both drivers (luckily) only with minor injuries.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted: "A50 Westbound on Sunday.
"No doubt some of you got caught up in the tailbacks from this collision.
"Silver car driver trying to catch a spider whilst driving collides with red car in layby.
"Minor injuries. Reported for driving without due care and attention."
Social media users were quick to comment on the post and poke fun at the bizarre cause.
"Hope the spider was ok?" joked one person.
"That's a terrible shame. I hate spiders too. This is a big fear of mine when driving. Glad everyone is ok. I pity the Arachnophobe," added another.
"If he so stupid as to try to catch a spider & cause that amount of damage to both vehicles, he is too stupid to be allowed to continue to drive," penned a third.
"Due Care & Attention doesn't even begin to approach the imbecility," said another.
A fourth posted: "Fancy nearly killing yourself, and someone else. Because of a spider."
"I'm guessing the driver told police he was an incy wincy distracted by the spider. Either that or he was spinning them a line..." [sic] another joked.
We can appreciate spiders are scary, but lets not kill ourselves over them, shall we?
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