Miracle Bike Accident: Bicyclist Lands on Mattress That Fell Off Speeding Truck (VIDEO)

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I don't ever want to have a bike accident with a speeding truck, but if I do, I hope it goes like this.

On a road in Brazil, a man is riding a bicycle on the side of the road as a truck whizzes by at high speed. The cyclist is swept off his bike, but instead of crashing onto the unforgiving pavement, he ends up on a springy mattress that appears to have fallen out of the truck. The man stands, most assuredly in shock over the unlikely incident that just happened.

At the speeds involved, the cyclist likely walked away with some bruising and a banged-up bike, but the important thing is he walked away.