Driver says spider startled him, causing rollover accident on Route 98 yesterday
A driver told Deputy Kevin Forsyth yesterday that the sudden appearance of a spider on his leg startled him and while trying to brush the spider away he lost control off his car, causing a rollover accident on Route 98 near Rose Road at 1:30 p.m.
The driver, Richard J. Amico Jr., 21, was uninjured in the accident.
He was driving a 1998 Buick sedan, which left the east shoulder of Alexander Road and struck an embankment causing it to become airborne. It rolled end-over-end and came to rest on its roof on the north side of the driveway at 9071 Alexander Road.
Amico was cited for an alleged unsafe lane change.
Town of Batavia fire responded to the accident.
Eek! A spider! BOOM!
♪♪The Itsy Bitsy Spider
went for a walk today,
It climbed into the Buick
and sat by the ashtray;
♪♪ Soon Richard came along and
he began to drive,
The spider was so happy
that it was still alive;
♪♪ It jumped for joy
but went too far
and landed on a leg...
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