VIDEO: Cyclist gets hit by flying mattress, falls on it
This isn’t “Looney Tunes” – it’s real life. A reckless speed demon was racing down a road when a mattress fell from the truck, hitting and sweeping a nearby cyclist. Luckily for the cyclist, the mattress provided the perfect cushion. The cyclist went flying and landed right on the mattress.
In the security tape, timestamped Monday, the cyclist looks like he needs to catch a breath for a moment as he sits on the mattress. Someone comes out to the street to help him; the cyclist looks uninjured.
Redditors joked about the incredible scene, saying “I don’t know how he’ll be able to sleep tonight knowing he almost ran someone over,” and “I wouldn’t want to be with him when he finds out his mattress is gone, I hear he has a bad tempur(pedic?)”
Anothher commenter expressed his consternation on Reddit, “It’s astonishing. You could crash a billion mattress-carrying pickups into a billion cyclists for a billion years and not have this happen. A team of stuntmen and special effects people probably couldn’t reproduce this on the first try. Mythbusters would bust this myth if there wasn’t video.”