Panicking motorist caused head-on crash after being distracted by spider

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The driver of a silver Citroen Saxo ploughed into a red car which was parked in a layby after being distracted by a spider (SWNS)

A motorist who became panicked by a spider in their car ended up causing a head-on crash when they took their eyes off the road.

Derbyshire Police posted a picture of the wrecked cars after the crash on the A50 in Derbyshire which left both drivers suffering minor injuries.

The driver of the silver Citroen Saxo ploughed into a red car which was parked in a layby when they tried to catch the unwelcome bug.

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.

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“Minor injuries. Reported for driving without due care and attention.”

Social media users were quick to share the post and add their reaction to the bizarre crash.

Graham Galloway tweeted: “Hope the spider was ok?"

The driver was trying to catch the unwelcome spider before the crash (Getty/file pic)

Jack Foreman added: “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.

“Due Care & Attention doesn't even begin to approach the imbecility.”

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