The 9-year-old boy's mother jumped out of the moving vehicle when she found a spider on her shoulder

By Tiare Dunlap
Updated September 22, 2015 03:00 PM
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Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department/AP

A 9-year-old boy was injured in a car crash on Friday after his mother jumped out of the moving vehicle when she saw a spider on her shoulder.

The driver, Angela K. Kipp, 35, of Syracuse, Indiana, was backing out of her driveway with her 9-year-old son in the back seat when she jumped out of the moving car after seeing a spider on her shoulder, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told WANE.

Her son then climbed into the driver’s seat and tried to step on the brake, instead hitting the gas pedal. This sent the Dodge Avenger speeding backwards into a passing school bus.

There were no children on the school bus at the time of the crash and the driver was not injured, the sheriff’s department said. The son was transported to a hospital with minor head injuries.

First Sgt. Chad Hill of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department told ABC News called the crash “completely unique” and “bizarre,” adding, “it’s incredible that it wasn’t more tragic.”

On Monday, Hill told the Associated Press that Kipp likely won’t be charged.