Police: driver startled by spider hit pedestrian

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Bellingham, Wash., police say a 27-year-old driver who says he was startled by a spider in his car swerved and struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk.

Police spokesman Mark Young tells the Bellingham Herald (http://bit.ly/rfbPd6) that the driver immediately got out and tried to help the 26-year-old male pedestrian, who was knocked unconscious Sunday. The pedestrian was taken to St. Joseph Hospital. His condition was not available Tuesday.

The spokesman says the collision is still under investigation and it's unclear whether the driver will be ticketed.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com