An Indiana woman left her 9-year-old child behind as she reportedly jumped from her car after a spider landed on her shoulder while she was reversing out of her driveway on Friday, according to various reports.
After the woman, 35-year-old Angela Kipp of Syracuse, jumped out of the moving vehicle in order to avoid the arachnid, her 9-year-old son transitioned from the rear seat to the front and proceeded to navigate the vehicle directly into a school bus as he accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.
The boy was found lying outside of the car when the cops showed up.
Local law enforcement indicated to WFTV that the boy was taken to Goshen General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
There were no passengers aboard the Wawasee Corporation School bus at the time of the wreck.
The driver of the school bus involved in the incident, 62-year-old Becky Dunithan of Syracuse, was not injured in the crash.
According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Kipp was still in reverse when she jumped out of the car — a Dodge Avenger.
Syracuse Police and Fire units, along with local sheriff’s deputies, responded to reports of a “driverless” car striking a school bus around 4:15 p.m. on September 18. The incident occurred around the area of 5571 E CR 1400 N, WANE reports.
Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.
In other spider related coverage here at Immortal News, spider rain was reported in Australia back in May and in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett, local residents were shocked back in August when they awoke to find giant spider webs strewn across the trees along a particular street.
What would you do if you noticed a spider on your shoulder while you were driving?