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Spider causes car crash near Basel

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11:31 CEST+02:00

Arachnophobia is believed to be the cause of head-on car crash near Basel at the weekend.

The crash occurred in Reinach, near Basel, after the driver of the car lost control.

The young Swiss beginner driver's encounter with the eight-legged creature is being blamed for the fatality-free head-on collision in Reinach, near Basel, says Corriere del Ticino, a newspaper based in the Italian part of Switzerland.

According to the paper, the 22-year-old unidentified woman from Canton Zurich lost control of her car after spotting the spider. She invaded the opposite lane and ended up crashing against another car, driven by a 52-year-old man. While the man was only lightly injured, damages amount to 10,000 Swiss francs, the paper said. 


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