Giant Spiders Are Causing Car Crashes Now

An RV in Death Valley
An RV in Death Valley

There is truly no end to the horrors that befall us road-users on a regular basis, but this one might be one of the worst: A giant spider crossing state Route 190 in Death Valley National Park caused the drivers of a rented van to stop so suddenly that the following motorcyclist crashed into them, SF Gate reports. The rider was rushed to the hospital. The spider, apparently, was just fine.

You’re reading that right. Some poor Swiss folks in a rented camper van braked so suddenly to avoid running over a tarantula that a 24-year-old Canadian tourist on the back of a motorcycle had no time to stop or swerve, BBC reports. He was taken to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, Nevada, where his condition is currently unknown.

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