An Indiana woman propelled herself out of her moving car after seeing a spider on her shoulder and becoming filled with fear. This unexpected reaction led to a car crush, where her 9-year-old son got injured.
According to the USA Today reports, the accident took place on Friday, near Syracuse, Indiana. Angela Kipp, aged 35, was driving her Dodge Avenger with her son in the backseat at the moment she saw the spider crawling on her shoulder.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department declares that Kipp jumped out of the car while it was still moving, so the car crash could not be avoided.
“I saw something scurry and realized it was a huge spider”, she said in an email.
Her son moved to the front seat in order to stop the vehicle but instead of hitting the brake pedal, he accelerated. The car hit a school bus that was passing by. Fortunately, the vehicle was empty and the driver got no injuries at all. The kid, on the other side, got some small head injuries and was taken to nearby hospital to be cared for. It is not known yet whether Kipp was injured, but it is clear that she is suffering from arachnophobia, which is a morbid fear of spiders. According to the police, there were no such cases in the area before.
People believe that the woman showed an exaggerated response to this situation and that she should not have let her children into the car, as things could have been worse.
It’s a miracle that the accident didn’t get more tragic, sheriff’s department First Sgt. Chad Hill declares for ABC News.
The accident continues to be investigated by the police who is making a detailed inquiry. With respect to Kipp, it seems that there are no charges against the woman.