Car rolls into water after spider scares teen driver while parked at a boat ramp
The 18-year-old woman had just pulled up at the Bayview Boat Ramp, on the northern beaches, when a large huntsman spider dropped out from under the visor. The girl leapt out of the car "and started doing a spider dance” to try and get the arachnid off her, witnesses said.
As she was shooing it off her legs, however, her Volkswagen sedan gently rolled towards the water. With the car in neutral and the handbrake only half on, it was floating within 30 seconds of her getting out. "The car just started to roll in. The spider didn’t bite her.”
He said the girl stood there in complete shock until others came over to help her. By the time police divers arrived on the scene, the car had already sunk. The vehicle was 25m from the beach and so needed to be towed back in"
Huntsman spiders are actually harmless