Police: Driver panics, wrecks car after seeing spider

Photos: Town of Cairo New York Police Department 

A driver in New York crashed into a stone wall after panicking over a spider inside her car, police said.

The woman noticed the spider in the driver's area of her car Wednesday, according to the Cairo Police Department. Moments later, she went off the road and crashed.

Officers said the woman injured her leg and totaled her car, as a result.

The Cairo Police Department shared photos of the crash on Facebook, along with a warning to other drivers who may also be scared of spiders: 

"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. Lives depend on it," they wrote. 

This story was reported from Charlotte, North Carolina.