Warmer weather means cars are increasingly becoming home to all sorts of creepy crawlies.

For one woman driver, a confirmed arachnophobe, the shock of learning that her car had a eight-legged passenger proved too much.

Spotting a spider dangling by a thread from her sun visor she panicked and lost control of her car.

She escaped unscathed from the little beasty but her car was a write-off.

There was no need to spin a web of intrigue about the exact circumstances of the crash since her insurer, Zurich Personal Insurances, paid her claim without any sticky ending.