Woman flips car when spider falls from rearview mirror

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a woman freaked out by a falling spider flipped her car in Portland, Oregon.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday the spider dropped from the rearview mirror as the woman was driving on a rural road.

Though the car was totaled in the rollover crash, the driver was not hurt.

The sheriff’s office warned its Twitter followers spider season is in full swing.

Air freshener causes explosion in vehicle

BERLIN (AP) — A German teenager suffered serious injuries after accidentally creating an explosion in the family car with air freshener.

Police in the western city of Duisburg say the 17-year-old boy had been trying Wednesday to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke.

They say the teen sprayed so much air freshener inside the vehicle that it turned into a "combustible gas mixture." The gas ignited when he opened the passenger door and a light switched on.

Police said in a statement Thursday that the force of the explosion blew out the vehicle’s large glass sunroof.

The unidentified teen was hospitalized with burns to both arms.