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Mattress saves cyclist from nasty fall

Mattress Saves Cyclist from Nasty Fall
A cyclist in Brazil was knocked off his bike by a passing truck carrying a mattress that ended up breaking his fall. No, it's not a story we pulled from a cartoon, but it kind of looks like one.

He was riding on the side of a road when a truck came by. A mattress flew over and knocked him to the ground. Don't worry, he's OK.

Yeah, that's not something you see every day. Commenters on YouTube point out the unique nature of the incident, one joking, 'Sometimes bike/car interactions work out.'

(Fast-forward to about 0:20 to watch that crazy moment again)

A writer for the Daily Mirror says the cyclist must've had the luck of the Irish. The video was timestamped as Monday, March 17, which was St. Patty's Day.

Globo reports the video was captured by a security camera at a driving school.

The mattress wasn't completely secured to the truck and flew out. The driver told Globo that the accident could've been way worse. He went back to check on the man and retrieve his mattress.

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mbaughn1 March 21 2014 at 12:48 PM

The mattress had one goal in mind --to kill-- but then had a change of heart. This would make a great Mob movie!

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Jennifer March 21 2014 at 4:51 PM

ok so the story is the man lands on a mattress at just the right millisecond, but am i the only one who notices the white shadow that places it under him and keeps going,??????????????

I think that is more amazing than the video itself, why isn't it mentioned!!

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slus4russ March 21 2014 at 7:31 AM

Had the mattress not fell off the truck the cyclist wouldn't have needed to be saved

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fmasone March 21 2014 at 7:44 AM

driver need to tie stuff like that better should be sued thank God the bike rider was not killed

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Jennifer March 21 2014 at 4:44 PM

you can clearly see something place the mattress under him and keep going, am i the only one who sees this??????????

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sutt202 Jennifer March 21 2014 at 10:17 PM

What the hell are you looking at Jennifer?? You would make a good TeaParty nut case.

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Sandy March 21 2014 at 4:23 PM

I still can't help but wonder what makes the Morning rush "honchos" think we want to see Meg McCloud instead of the video she's talking about? Then we have to go down the screen to watch more of it when it should have been played instead of Meg's face.

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cclay12300 Sandy March 21 2014 at 7:55 PM

Not to mention her irritating voice. She should quit and record dog calls.

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kimcrdr March 21 2014 at 10:46 AM

devine intervention at its best! glad he was ok!

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moller4444 March 21 2014 at 4:53 PM

OMG!! It is NOT St. Patty's Day. It is St. Patrick's Day, or St. Paddy's Day, or Paddy's Day but NEVER St. Patty's Day!!! Get it RIGHT!!!

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Jennifer moller4444 March 21 2014 at 4:59 PM

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!!!!!!!! lol

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ktownfromak moller4444 March 21 2014 at 6:20 PM


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Debbie March 21 2014 at 6:17 AM

What about the bike he was riding....how is it?

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merrymarian March 21 2014 at 11:40 AM

Hmm, a God intervention? Why not? Heavenly angels show up in so many ways!

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