Driver crashes after seeing spider on her arm

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A car smashed into a street light on Wakefield Quay today after the driver tried to swat a spider off her arm.

The car, a white 1997 Misubishi Lancer Saloon, was heading towards Tahunanui from Nelson when it collided with the lamppost outside Latitude 41 apartments.

The light appears to have fallen onto the edge of the footpath and is not blocking traffic.

Dennis Dolejs, caretaker of Latatude 41 apartments, heard the crash and went to investigate.

He says the female driver lost control of the car as she attempted to bat a spider off her arm.

Police are talking to the people occupying the car and witnesses at the scene.

Traffic is flowing freely and nobody appears to be hurt.

More to come.

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