Sideswiped cyclist gets a soft — and lucky — landing

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FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil — A cyclist in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, caught a lucky break this week.

A surveillance camera captured the cyclist riding on the shoulder of a road when he got sideswiped by a truck.

But an unsecured mattress came flying out of the back of the truck and the cyclist was able to land on it to break his fall before the mattress skidded to a stop.

The cyclist appeared to be dazed and confused as to what had happened. He retrieved his bike from under the mattress and walked away, appearing to be OK — if not very lucky.

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