Deputies say a spider is to blame for a rollover crash Wednesday morning in Northwest Portland’s Bonny Slope area.
The driver suffered a minor scratch on her hand, officials said.
She told deputies she was near the intersection of NW Thompson and McDaniel Roads when a spider dropped down from her rearview mirror.
She lost control and went off the road, rolling the car in a ditch. Sheriff’s deputies said the car was totaled.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office closed the road to one lane to handle the crash, which was about a half mile from Skyline Boulevard.
There was no sign of the spider after the crash.
Local news outlets reporting about the spider:
- Apparently the spider got away before authorities arrived.
- it was unclear whether the spider was injured.
Spider season in full swing.Driver not injured after crash when spider drops from mirror on NW Thompson Rd today.BR pic.twitter.com/oV3woHyv9Z
— WC Sheriff's Office (@WCSheriff) September 21, 2016
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