Police: 11 injured in Great Bend crash involving spider

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say 11 people were sent to the hospital after a collision in Great Bend was caused by a 17-year-old girl who tried to kill a spider.

The Hutchinson News reports the teenager was driving along U.S Route 56 Sunday when she noticed a spider on her lap. The Kansas Highway Patrol says she let go of the steering wheel to swat at it and her vehicle crossed the center lane, colliding with a car before bouncing off and striking a second car.

The report says three people in the first car and five people in the second vehicle were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital for treatment. The 17-year-old girl was also taken to the hospital.

Police say debris from the second collision struck and damaged another car, but the driver and his passenger weren’t injured.

 

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