Spider Attack Causes Driver to Lose Control of Vehicle; Crash into Boats Docked at Yacht Club

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By: Staff Reporter

A vehicle drove into multiple boats at the LaSalle Yacht Club in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 28th, 2020.



Nineteen year old Neysia McCarthy of Niagara Falls had driven her 2017 Chevrolet through the parking lot, through the curbing and into two boats and a dock in the Niagara River. She alleges she panicked and was unable to stop when a spider fell on her while she was operating her vehicle.

Ms. McCarthy and her 21 year old female passenger were uninjured in the crash.



Each of the boats, a 1987 SunRunner and a 2020 Godfrey pontoon boat, sustained extensive damage. The dock and an electrical box owned by the LaSalle Yacht Club were also damaged.

A heavy duty tow truck was required to remove the vehicle from its final resting place.

Ms. McCarthy was issued appearance tickets for Reckless Driving and Failure to Reduce Speed. She is due in court on August 21, 2020.

Despite the images, no injuries were reported. However, there was tens of thousands of dollars worth of property damage.


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