CAIRO, N.Y. — A driver reportedly got into a crash when they found out they had an 8-legged passenger hitching a ride.

Police in Cairo, N.Y., said Wednesday that a driver saw there was a spider in the driver's area with her, and she panicked. The car crashed into a fallen tree.

The driver injured her leg.

"We know that it is easier for some drivers than others but PLEASE, try to teach new drivers and yourselves to overcome the fear and pull over to a safe place," police said. "Lives depend on it."

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