Source- Eleven people were sent to the hospital after a 17-year-old girl allegedly let go of the steering wheel to kill a spider one mile east of Great Bend in Barton County.
At 1:36 p.m., Diana Nicole Bell, 17, of Claflin, was driving east on U.S. 56 when she noticed a spider on her lap, let go of the steering wheel and started swatting at the spider, according Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
She crossed the center lane and reportedly struck the vehicle of Felix Perez, 62, of Liberal head on. Perez’s vehicle then bounced off and struck the eastbound vehicle of Charleeann Dailing, 33 of Satanta head on.
The debris from the second collision struck and damaged the vehicle of Dean C. Bell, 53 of Lansing, according to the report.
Listen, I would love to sit here and a bash a 17 year old girl for literally anything she does behind the wheel of a car. However, if you can't sympathize with this girl then the real person that shouldn't have a license is you. How am I supposed to get mad at a teenager for ignoring her surroundings and swatting at a spider when it's exactly the same thing I would do? In fact, it's the very same thing that 95% of society would do. You want to criticize someone? Criticize the person that says they would calmly pull over to the side of the road, get out of their car, and brush the spider on to the ground. They are either lying or they are the real danger to society. The person that can make eye contact with a spider and not freak the fuck out is the person that I don't want inhabiting my roads. This girl may have injured 11 people, but a person that would act any differently probably already has at least 11 skeletons in their closet, and I mean actual human skeletons. Shit, if I walked into a spider web and happened to have a knife in my hand it quickly turn into the most gruesome suicide of all time. Fuck that, fuck spiders, and fuck people that say they aren't scared of them. Trying to kill a spider and injuring a dozen people in the process is the most responsible thing that a teenage girl has ever done in a car, and even her victims should realize that.
P.S. Back in my youth hockey days we had a prank war going on. Stolen clothes, hidden equipment, post-its on cars, etc. Well, there was a brief minute where the idea of throwing a tarantula in a teammate's car was being thrown around. It was a fleeting moment because that's basically the same thing as murdering someone, but it was discussed. Just had to get that off my chest.