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The Link Between Spiders and Car Accidents

On Behalf of Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law Oct. 17, 2017

We have covered car accidents from a myriad of angles and they keep happening for an array of reasons, from driving under the influence to speeding. That said, there are some less common causes that can be very problematic for certain people. For example, someone who is terrified of spiders might cause an accident if they find one on their arm, leg, or another body part. Our firm knows that a car crash can generate a myriad of consequences, no matter the reason why the accident took place. As a result, it is essential for all drivers to be mindful of some of these less prevalent factors that can lead to a car accident.

When someone sees a spider on or near them, they might take their eyes off the road. Regrettably, looking away from the road for a very short time can put the life of a driver and the lives of others at high risk. Moreover, some people might lose control of the steering wheel due to fear over a spider that has landed on them, causing them to swerve into another lane and collide with a car or drive off the roadway and hit a tree. Furthermore, there are other kinds of bugs that can have the same effect on a driver. For example, if a bee is inside of a vehicle or a driver is distracted due to flies, they might also find themselves in this position.

Aside from bugs, there are many other distractions that can lead to a collision, such as trying to eat food. Our car accidents page has more on motor vehicle collisions.