CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Police Department says a cicada was the cause of a single-car crash in the city's East End on Monday afternoon.
According to a tweet from the department, a cicada flew into a car through an open window and struck the driver in the face. The driver lost control of the car and struck a pole in the 2600 block of Riverside Drive.
The department included the hashtag #nothinggoodhappenswithcicadas in its tweet.
A large swath of the U.S., including parts of the East Coast and the Midwest, is currently in the midst of the Brood X cicada emergence. The bugs live on a 17-year life cycle, meaning the eggs that are laid this summer will hatch in 2038.
#Crash single car into a pole at 2600 Riverside Drive. Caused by a cicada that flew in through an open window striking the driver in the face. #nothinggoodhappenswithcicadas #cicadas2021 pic.twitter.com/0WWUM8y5Ye— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) June 7, 2021
This story was originally published by Tyson Thorp on Scripps station WCPO in Cincinnati.