Missouri woman takes nasty spill after spitting from car

| Monday, August 01, 2005

A Missouri woman was struck by the nasty end of the karma stick after she attempted to spit from her car.

Not that it’s a socially acceptable practice in the first place, but when faced with an emergency phlegm situation, the obvious choice for most people is to roll down the window and let loose.

Robbin Doolin is not like most people.

Instead, the 31-year-old Grandview, MO, resident decided that opening her car door was the best way to, ahem, clear her pallet. Unfortunately, she was traveling down busy U.S. 71 at the time. And she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt.

If you haven’t already guessed what happened next, Doolin tumbled from her car onto the roadway. After coming to her senses, she jumped up and began chasing her car, which was headed toward a construction site. She eventually did get the vehicle under control.

According to The Associated Press, Doolin was recovering at a hospital from injuries to her arm, leg and head on Friday night. That, and a wounded sense of pride.

“I leaned out to spit,” Doolin explained to a reporter. “I leaned too far.”

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