Family: ‘Spider-Man powers’ help boy survive crash

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix boy believes he is “Spider-Man,” and his family thinks that belief helped him survive a car crash.

Styles, 7, was crossing the street near his home when a car hit him Friday afternoon. Asked what would have happened if he were not “Spider-Man,” Styles said, “I would have died.”

Styles’ interest in the comic book character began when was 3 years old, his sister, Cecily Gueyser, said.

“He told me he tried to jump over the car, like ‘Spider-Man,'” she said. “I’m just really thankful that he thought, ‘I’m going to use my “Spider-Man” powers’ [and try to get out of the way], instead of panicking and getting run over.”

The family said the car’s driver stopped but was not ticketed.

Styles looked both ways Thursday night before he ran across the street in his “Spider-Man” costume.