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Our son's Subi did its job well. He walked away from the below unharmed, for which we are thankful. A lot of work had gone into making his car safe and drivable. Its demise was caused by a spider and then ultimately a tree. New drivers, what can you say. It was far from perfect but it got him where he needed to go and was his car of choice.

 

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It actually was a rather small spider that repelled from the roof directly in front of him, he freaked out and, while trying repeatedly to swat it away, exited the road at about 40 mph. Through some bushes and ultimately hitting a tree. We live in a very rural area, it is not uncommon to have things take up residence in our vehicles.
 

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Glad the car protected your son! They're definitely built to protect they're passengers. But I'd like to see pics of the mentioned spider...
 

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Just saw the post and based on your last response, my advice is too late.

I would have suggested that your son spend some time in the house after the accident. While he was not injured, the time could have been spent developing a better story then a small spider. At a minimum he could have researched the largest and most dangerous spiders in the region and the days inside (preferably with the Subaru in front of the house) could have developed some sympathy from the friends.
 

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Actually, the cause of this accident could be a lot more common than most people think.
There are quite a few accidents where a car crashes, there is no driver to interview, and no obvious cause as to why...
The spider crawls away, the bee or fly takes off and the evidence disappears.
This does make for a good cautionary tale of why distracted driving is dangerous.
While the lad in this thread had an uninvited visitor, it could have been the dropped phone or a dropped anything else.
For a new driver, or really anyone behind the wheel, if something in the cabin besides driving needs your full attention, pull over and stop and take care of it.
It will likely take less time than finding and buying another car, assuming you have that option.
 
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