Truck Driver Hits Cyclist, Miracle Mattress Cushions his Fall

It’s hard to tell what happens in this grainy video with any certainty, but it appears this truck driver hasn’t learned the all important rule of truck ownership – tie things down securely. As the vehicle is passing a cyclist, a mattress falls out and hits the rider, then miraculously cushions his fall! Skip to the 20 second mark to see it happen.

Comments

wako29 - 03/19/14 - 2:42pm

Um, where did the bike go?!?

Michael - 03/19/14 - 2:51pm

That was amazing! The guy looked to be in complete disbelief.
His bike ended up underneath the matress. You can see him pull it out right after he stands up at the end of the video.
The matress must have been in the air when it hit him, and hit right at the seatpost or something so it just seperated him from the bike and he then conveniently landed square in the middle of the mattress and on top of his bike. Incredible!

RUSTYDOGG - 03/19/14 - 4:05pm

Thats the new airbag seatpost from Campy. I heard they were doing prototype testing.

chasejj - 03/19/14 - 4:35pm

The title is a bit misleading. I don’t think the truck hit anyone.
The mattress flew off the truck and took down the cyclist who being unbelievably lucky, fell on top of the mattress and appears unhurt.

C - 03/19/14 - 5:25pm

I agree with Chasejj! Wow!!

MissedThePoint - 03/19/14 - 5:44pm

Wouldn’t have happened if he were on an Enduro bike.

Greg - 03/20/14 - 2:19am

Sweet dreams

Star - 03/20/14 - 3:36am

Felony “hit and slum”

David - 03/20/14 - 11:21am

Not sure whether to curse or bless the truck driver that can’t tie down his load.

ken - 03/20/14 - 11:47am

+1 RUSTYDOG

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