A Wentworth Falls man got the fright of his life when a spider fell on to his lap while driving in Katoomba on Wednesday afternoon.
The 53-year-old man was driving along Woodlands Road in Katoomba when the spider landed on his lap and he attempted to get rid of it.
In the process he crashed into a cement safety barrier, according to police.
The airbags were deployed and the driver was conveyed to hospital for minor injuries and shock, police said.
The accident occurred about 3.40pm on May 16.