Man tells police spider caused car crash

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A man told police he crashed into a utility pole in Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon because he thought he saw a spider in his lap, police in Ephrata Township said.

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The man, who was not identified, told officers he panicked when he thought he caught sight of the arachnid around 2:30 p.m. On E. Burkholder Drive, north of Lincoln Road, he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and crashed.

He was not injured, police said. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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