For some drivers, the sight of a spider on or near their body can be terrifying. Unfortunately, this can evoke so much fear that they might take their eyes away from the road for a few seconds, just enough time to cause them to lose control of their vehicle and collide with another car. If you were hit by a driver who was distracted due to their fear of spiders, or failed to pay attention to the road for any other reason, it is essential for you to look into your legal rights. Sadly, drivers will keep putting the lives of others at risk due to these distractions and other factors.
So, how can a spider cause a car accident, anyway? For some people, the mere sight of a spider will evoke a strong emotional reaction. If a spider lands on their foot, leg, arm, or some other part of their body, they could become so distressed that they are not able to pay attention to the road. Sometimes, even seeing a spider on the floor can have this effect on a driver. Moreover, there are other types of insects that can cause drivers to become distracted, such as bees, flies, mosquitos, and such.
Distracted driving happens for many other reasons also. Sometimes, a driver loses focus because their cell phone goes off, or they struggle to read directions on a map. Other distractions include talking to passengers who are riding along in the vehicle, turning the radio station, or eating. On the section of our site that deals with car accidents, you will find more on motor vehicle accidents.