Security camera footage in Brisbane, Australia, captured a rather harrowing moment in a busy highway tunnel. A mattress flew off the back of a truck and headed straight for an unsuspecting biker, who was going 80km/hr on his motorcycle.
Aaron Wood told The Queensland Times that he was certain he would die when he hit the mattress, but somehow it broke his fall.
"The mattress went under the bike and flipped me up onto my front wheel," Mr Wood said. "When I stopped I realised I had torn the grips right off the handlebars - I thought I was a goner for sure."
Aaron, who hit the mattress at just the right angle to avoid getting tipped onto the pavement, walked away from the accident with only a few minor injuries.
"I was just very lucky to come out unscathed - apart from some cuts to my hands," he said. "The police are amazed that I am alive."
The truck driver continued driving after the mattress dislodged and was later tracked down and fined $275AU by police. Fortunately for Aaron, another car stopped to help him.
Watch the full video of the accident here:
What a close call! It's a miracle the mattress landed so perfectly. I bet the driver won't ever cart around an unsecured mattress again...
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