After spotting a spider on her lap a woman had such a fright, she decided to abandon her vehicle – while it was still moving
Some people are afraid of heights, others just can’t deal with the thought of swimming.
But one thing many people have a fear of is spiders and one woman recently found herself in a spot of trouble after an eight-legged creature crawled onto her lap while she was driving.
The unnamed woman from Georgia, USA, is said to have been attempting to back her Kia van down a boat launch at the time, so she could put her kayak into the river.
Freaked out by the sudden appearance of the spider, the woman, decided to abandon the van right there and then, as you do.
Instead of stopping to park the vehicle, she jumped from it while it was still moving, reports Atlanta Journal Constitution.
And as a result she ended up watching as the van rolled into the nearby Etowah River – a waterway around 164 miles long.
Georgia State Patrol sent a state trooper out to the scene in the western part of Bartow County to assist the woman, but by the time they arrived, the van had floated off and slipped completely out of sight.
A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol said: “She stated that it floated downstream a few feet and within seconds, it was totally submerged. A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success.”
It is thought that the woman’s insurance company are going to pay to have divers look in the river for the van to determine whether or not it can be salvaged.
The identity of the woman and the type of spider that caused the incident have yet to be revealed.