Sunday 22 April 2018

Woman drives off a bridge while ‘swerving to avoid wasp inside car’

The 25-year-old was uninjured in the incident, police said
The 25-year-old was uninjured in the incident, police said

Mark Molloy

A woman drove her car off a bridge while attempting to avoid a wasp inside her vehicle, emergency services say.

The panicked 25-year-old was reportedly startled by the flying insect and swerved her car off the two metre bridge and into a ditch.  

Photos shared on Twitter show the damaged vehicle nose-down in the ditch in Habana, Queensland.

It was later pulled out and towed away.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said the woman was uninjured following the incident but she was taken to hospital as a precaution. 

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"We received a call at around 10.40am to a 25-year-old woman involved in a single collision.

"The woman tried to avoid a wasp in her car,” said a spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service.

“She went off the road and into a two metre ditch.”

Earlier this year, a photographer's hilarious rant after he missed demolition of Glasgow's Red Road flats because of a wasp went viral.  

Another man also hit the headlines after setting fire to a neighbour's house while trying to smoke out a wasp nest.

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Meanwhile, a US man had a Zoolander moment when he started a petrol station fire while trying to kill a spider on his car with the flame from a cigarette lighter.

The man, who was not named, told authorities he spotted a large spider near his petrol cap while filling up.

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