Cicada causes car crash after flying into driver's face

  • 19 Jun - 25 Jun, 2021
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Cicadas are causing more than a buzz in Ohio. The winged insect caused a car crash in Cincinnati after it flew through a vehicle's open window and hit the driver in the face, causing the motorist to swerve into a utility pole, according to Cincinnati Police. "Nothing good happens with cicadas," the police tweeted after the incident. Thankfully, the driver sustained only minor injuries – bruising from his seatbelt and the airbags deploying – though the car saw significant damage, with the right side of its hood almost entirely ripped off, a representative from the Cincinnati Police said. This summer marks the first time in 17 years that "Brood X," a specific brood of periodical cicadas that have been living underground, will emerge in great numbers. "Brood X" has begun appearing last month in the District of Columbia and is expected to appear in at least parts of the following 15 states: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, USA Today reported. The winged, red-eyed insects have already made quite the impression this summer, causing mechanical issues on a White House press charter plane during President Joe Biden's first official foreign trip and disrupting a PGA golf tournament in Ohio earlier this month, according to Today.