Former TOWIE star Maria Fowler crashes car and 'almost breaks leg' after wasp forces her off the road
01:00 GMT, 19 August 2012
Former star of TOWIE Maria Fowler showed that absolutely nothing will stop her from having a good time with her friends.
The reality star was involved in a motor accident, tonight, after a wasp flew into her car and caused her to swerve into a few other vehicles.
Maria was on her way to meet friends when she had the car crash and trapped her leg in the door of her sports car.
Accidental damage: Maria Fowler crashed her car after a wasp flew into it earlier tonight
The 26-year-old revealed that she almost broke her leg in the accident but was able to hobble away with severe bruising.
She told the Mail Online: 'It sounds stupid but I'm absolutely terrified of wasps and so when it came near me I panicked.
'I have a serious phobia of them and I've even considered having hypnotherapy for my extreme fear because I'm also allergic to them.'
Black and blue: Maria posted a picture of her injured leg following the crash
Maria posted a picture of the damaged leg on her Twitter account moments after the incident happened but was thankful that her Mercedes SLK AMG was fixable.
She added: 'I seriously can't even watch wasps on television. I get so scared I have panic attacks if they come near me.'
She said on Twitter: 'Had a car crash today had my leg trapped an nearly broke it. Was so bad 🙁 thank god my car will be fixed.'
The glamour model, who said she was shaken after the crash, was making her way from a friends house when the incident happened.
Super trooper: Maria still made it out hours later with her friends to celebrate her birthday in Derby
However, hours later she was out on the town to celebrate her recent birthday with close friends in Derby.
The redhead still managed to put a smile on her face and told her friends about her recent trauma as they rallied round her.
One friend gave her some sympathy and said: '@MariaFowler has a poorly leg!!!! #mandown >>> car crash waaaaa'.
Another companion suggested a remedy to the situation and said: 'Tres excited to go out for @MariaFowler birthday tonight!! I'm gonna get her sooo drunk!! #birthdayfun'.