Spider scares teen driver, sending car straight into river pic.twitter.com/omEn4gKPRP— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) September 5, 2016
An 18-year-old had just pulled up at the Bayview Boat Ramp when a large huntsman spider dropped out from under the visor, scaring her half to death.
She leapt out of the car and in her panic forgot all about her car, leaving it in neutral and handbrake half on. The car started rolling toward the water and before anyone could do anything, the car plunged into the sea.
“It was like it all happened in slow motion,” said one witness. “The car just started to roll in. The spider didn’t bite her.”
According to another eye-witness, the poor girl just stood there in complete shock until others came over to help her.
“Her mum arrived about 15 minutes later and was freaking out because she thought her daughter was in the car,” he said.
“She was relieved when she saw her daughter sitting on the site of the boat ramp in tears. She went up and gave her a huge hug.
“She also gave me a huge hug — I’m not sure why — and then told her daughter that she didn’t care about the car, only that she was OK.”
The doomed vehicle was eventually towed from the water.
This young lady was lucky enough not to be bitten by the arachnid. And even though her car is a total loss, not everyone in her situation is so lucky and some suffer fatal consequences.