A 9-year-old boy was left with minor head injuries when the car he was in collided with a school bus. His mother abandoned the vehicle after she discovered a spider on her shoulder.

(Syracuse Police Department)

Initial investigation from the scene, indicates that the boy's mother, Angela K. Kipp, 35, had been backing the vehicle from her driveway.

Kipp told authorities had jumped from the vehicle after discovering a spider on her shoulder as the vehicle was still in reverse. The 9 year old then climbed from the rear seat to the front driver's seat and attempted to activate the brake pedal but instead depressed the throttle.

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