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Aussie Woman Miraculously Keeps Her Cool As Spider Crawls Onto Her Steering Wheel

Aussie Woman Miraculously Keeps Her Cool As Spider Crawls Onto Her Steering Wheel

A woman has miraculously kept her cool and remained on the road as a spider crawled from her dashboard onto her steering wheel.

Most people, at the even faintest sighting of a spider, will run for the hills. It's a totally natural reaction when seeing those hideous, eight-legged creatures, with their beady eyes and hairy limbs sending shivers down your spine.

So, how the hell a Queensland woman managed to not only keep her car in the fast lane on a busy commute but also not shriek and scream like anyone would when she saw the huntsman spider is anyone's guess.

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Liang-zi Carr was in the driver's seat on her way into work on the Gold Coast when she noticed the creepy crawly on the dashboard.

Her colleague Aaron Butler whipped out his phone because he thought it was absolutely hilarious. Then, shockingly, the huntsman positioned itself right above the speedometer and sat there for half a second.

The next part is what gives us the creeps. The spider then leapt onto the steering wheel and crawled around, following Liang-zi's hand.

Credit: Aaron Butler via Storyful
Credit: Aaron Butler via Storyful
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Credit: Aaron Butler via Storyful
Credit: Aaron Butler via Storyful

"Oh God, it's coming towards me!" Carr can be heard saying in the video.

"Just pull over! Just pull over! Just pull over!" Aaron said in response.

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Thankfully, the spider then leapt again, but this time over to the right hand side of the car and allowed the driver to pull over and have a well-earned rest.

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They shooed the spider out of the car and were able to crack on with their day. No animals were harmed during the incident.

Things could have ended much worse for Liang-zi and Aaron if history is anything to go by. People have crashed their cars all over the world after finding spiders inside.

The woman's car. Credit: Town of Cairo New York Police Department
The woman's car. Credit: Town of Cairo New York Police Department

Police in Cairo, New York, shared a photo of an unknown woman's wrecked car on Facebook last year, explaining she had spotted a creepy crawly while driving and 'panicked'.

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The woman suffered a leg injury from the crash, and, by the looks of things, her car had a bit of a nasty bump, too.

The post read: "After investigating today's crash on Silver Spur Road we feel it necessary to bring up a contributing factor that is not covered too often. It is believed that the operator of the vehicle noticed a SPIDER in the driver's area with her as she was driving.

"The operator panicked and crashed suffering a leg injury from the crash."

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Urging arachnophobic drivers to try not to let their fear become life-threatening, the post added: "We know that it is easier for some drivers than others but PLEASE, try to teach new drivers and yourselves to overcome the fear and pull over to a safe place. Lives depend on it."

Featured Image Credit: Aaron Butler via Storyful

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.