Wednesday 28 September 2016

A-wrecknophobia after mum spots spider on shoulder

Published 22/09/2015 | 03:30

Angela Kipp jumped out of her moving car after she saw a spider on her shoulder (Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department/AP)
Angela Kipp jumped out of her moving car after she saw a spider on her shoulder (Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department/AP)

A woman jumped from her moving car after discovering a spider on her shoulder, leading to a crash that injured her nine-year-old son.

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Police said terrified Angela Kipp was backing out of her driveway in Syracuse, northern Indiana, when she saw the spider and leapt out while the car was still in reverse gear.

Her son, who was in the back, climbed into the driver's seat and tried to step on the brake, but instead hit the accelerator pedal, sending the vehicle into a school bus.

He was taken to hospital with minor head injuries. No children were on the bus and the driver was not injured.

Sgt Chad Hill of Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said Ms Kipp would probably not face charges.

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